The East

The East

A Poem by Haley Smith

Lam, Ram, Yam.
Take me to India
or to Tibet.
How weary I am of
Western practices.
No church has ever shown me
what the East has.

I now walk in a glowing,
violet enclave that
rests my soul
and never leaves me.
Sunday services gave me a 
fleeting fuzz.

Joy devours me,
then spits me out,
then eats me again.

A crimson love
warms me. Pow!
It swells and
slaps a smile on 
my face.

In the West, we 
always seem to be lacking
something.

Love, energy,
companionship, intimacy,
patience, confidence.

Because of these voids,
we consume, but
never fill them.

Coffee?
The energy dwells
within us.
We only need to
pluck it.
Liquor, blow?
We have confidence
in abundance.
It's there,
believe me.

I was always unsure about
delving into and
committing to the ways of the East,
but now,
I am as sure as the Earth.

© 2010 Haley Smith


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... oh wow ... that's quite an amazing tribute to the east ... the narrative is engaging ... the play with words is skillful ... you convey profound thoughts ... though i wish that none of it was at the cost of the West ... as an Indian i can tell you that the West offers a lot of freedom of expression ... anyway ... this is a great read ... :) ...

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I really like this. I think most of us can relate to this feeling that the unknown holds the answers (at least, that's what i took from it). Another good piece. I'm definitely a fan.

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I really enjoyed this.
It seems both us of us are different in our poetry and in life.
Not wanting to conform, exploring, experiencing.
Great piece.

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... oh wow ... that's quite an amazing tribute to the east ... the narrative is engaging ... the play with words is skillful ... you convey profound thoughts ... though i wish that none of it was at the cost of the West ... as an Indian i can tell you that the West offers a lot of freedom of expression ... anyway ... this is a great read ... :) ...

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Tags: religion, spirituality, poem, meditation, chakra, chakras, india, tibet, buddhism, hinduism, yoga

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Haley Smith
Haley Smith

Fayetteville, AR



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