A Poem by Aa Harvey




Lost in the world, searching for answers.

Why do we only live once?  Why are there no second chances?

What is the meaning of life?  What is our purpose for being?

Why do we not yet know?  Do you know the reason?



A search for enlightenment, using many different teachings;

I must find the answer, by using any means,

To reach a state of enlightenment and find my nirvana.

So I'll ask someone who knows; can you hear me Buddha?



To find your nirvana, follow the teachings of Buddha;

Buddha gained enlightenment, so you must become a Buddhist.

Buddha was an atheist, searching for his Heaven;

A way to be free and stop repeated reincarnation.



To reach a new state of consciousness,

You must become free from life and your attire.

Your possession’s you must leave behind and you must forget your desire.

To find freedom from life, you must want for nothing;

Then you shall become free, from eternal suffering.

From the pain of the circle of life being repeated;

Because Heaven can't be reached, if you’re always reincarnated.



To find enlightenment, forget human treasures;

To raise up into the sky, you must not crave possessions.

Trinkets or money or power keep you trapped and without insight.

They stop you leaving this life; the stop you reaching the light.



Buddha’s Buddhist’s, practice his teachings

And they lead their life in the way in which he believed,

Was the right thing to do and he did do it right;

Buddha left this world enlightened…he walked into the light.



To find your nirvana; to raise to a new state of consciousness,

Is to die as a man and then pray to go to Heaven and be blessed.



Maybe there is life after death

And maybe I will fly up and face God.

Maybe anything is possible...



But when I learn the truth, I will be gone.



(C)2005 Aa Harvey. All Rights Reserved.

© 2017 Aa Harvey

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Added on March 9, 2016
Last Updated on January 7, 2017
Tags: reincarnation, enlightenment, buddhism, heaven, nirvana


Aa Harvey
Aa Harvey

United Kingdom

I have been writing poetry for over ten years and I write about everything. The music I listen to can be found on you tube. Just search aa harvey 5000 playlist. The first 5 playlists are the mu.. more..