“Play”?

How do we play out our lives?

Do we play them as though in a game with our interests at stake?
–Using strategies and cleverness in order to cross the finish line,
Walking away with a win and winnings
Which allow us to no longer have to play any more.
Is this merely a gamble in order to find completion and escape at long last?
Does such a stratagem ever see beyond “my”?

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Or do we play as those fulfilling a role to the best extent we are able?
–Our actions echo within a greater interdependent whole, no separation,
“All the world’s a stage”.
Our roles are mysterious, but we fulfill them to our utmost, nevertheless.
Do we have the courage and compassion to face our lives with such play?
Can we see that there is no “mine” to escape from and with?

In line with the second, we could play as the musician.
–Playing our lives as music would require creatively flowing from note to note,
Harmonizing with the laws of the universe which govern acoustics,
Creatively jamming with our fellow artists…
One melody: the unfolding moment of now.
All of existence is the orchestra.
A cacophony only when I assertively play what “I” want above the melody.
Can we hear this and improvise accordingly?

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Yang Ho
    Feb 08, 2016 @ 23:46:31

    I like the emphasis on the pronouns. Nice piece of poetry.

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  2. zeuslyone
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 16:10:12

    I’ve done similar things in other posts. Here, it just kind of happened. I worry about contrivance, as the quotes emphasize what is absolutely crucial to my message; however, the concern lies in the feeling that the amount of emphasis is heavy-handed. Then again, if I didn’t use quotes or other methods, the emphasis wouldn’t be clear at all.

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