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Buddha in an Acorn

An acorn has everything
it needs: resources
nourishment, blueprints  
and patterns to become  
the mighty oak  
it is destined to be  
 
Humans are the same;  
our evolution is encoded  
within our DNA—  
individual and collectively  
 
We have everything  
we need; water, air  
sustenance, and space  
allow us to meet our fate;  
but, circumstance  
can present an illusion  
of entrapment—  
 
as an acorn, entangled  
in a hedge—  
 
humans lose sight  
of their magic  
beyond the daily grind—  
become lost  
in mundane activity  
once containing ceremony  
 
Yet, as long as we breathe. . .  
we are, and our design remains  
intact; just remember  
that sense of greater purpose  
you felt as a child—  
 
Trust and providence  
will nurture that remnant    
back to life  
~
Ahavati
Written by Ahavati
Published
Author's Note
Buddah in an Acorn—Schel Harris
For Eerie's 'Painting Words' comp:
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/11646/
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