Like A symbol yet unknown 

Looks like love sometimes hate 

Looks like faith cheating on hope 

Looks like fear breading on dreams

Looks like health depending on wealth 

Looks like strength hoping on age

Looks like status owing to power

Looks like trust standing on friendship 

Looks like hardwork depending on success 

Looks like greed in comfort 

Looks like laziness in contentment 

Looks like envy in wishes

What Manner of life is this

What sorcery is this 

Why lay claims to love life

When no one cares for but themselves 

A life where breastfeeding mothers feed no more 

A life where fathers flee from children 

A life where the world fails humans 

A life where nature cries for help

A life where death is celebrated more than life

A life where wealth is more valuable than life 

A life where the earth is a sinking hole

Oh! What manner of life is this?

© 2017, Michael Odiah


The focus of "The BeZine," a publication of The Bardo Group Beguines, is on sacred space (common ground) as it is expressed through the arts. Our work covers a range of topics: spirituality, life, death, personal experience, culture, current events, history, art, and photography and film. We share work here that is representative of universal human values however differently they might be expressed in our varied religions and cultures. We feel that our art and our Internet-facilitated social connection offer a means to see one another in our simple humanity, as brothers and sisters, and not as “other.” This is a space where we hope you’ll delight in learning how much you have in common with “other” peoples. We hope that your visits here will help you to love (respect) not fear. For more see our Info/Mission Statement Page.

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