MALAYSIAN TANKA ECHOES 63: EMBATTLED MIND

MALAYSIAN TANKA ECHOES 63: EMBATTLED MIND

 

 

mind turn against itself

love-hate ambiguity

tortured inner talk

hard to commute injustices

a shot at hope and meaning

 

 

Note:

 

This is my third post retirement year. I have explored the meaning of living for many years, including euthanasia and suicide. Many years ago I delivered an invited talk on the topic to a group of CEO, but was quickly cut off and asked about “after death”. I replied that the mind could not cognize its own death, the unknown, and any thought for or against was a matter of belief or faith, something people hold as security. So any talk about it would be a pre death talk. Suicide is not necessarily due to depression, meaninglessness and hopelessness; it maybe a choice in living, with advent of worldwide political and economic chaos, lots of injustices and disappointment. As a creative writer, I have no hesitation to give a shot at it; not to explore the unknown, but to understand more about mind states. It is sometimes hard to communicate with oneself, what more with others!

 

2 thoughts on “MALAYSIAN TANKA ECHOES 63: EMBATTLED MIND

  1. wonkywizard Post author

    Diction can be fun in poetry. It depends how readers make sense of the word, shot. Man is forever searching for meaning and hope in living and dying, including Viktor Frankl. Strange that man wants to transcend in Maslow ladder with a tether.

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