O’ Ancient One,
Holding the mysteries of the world in your hands.
That which you must have seen,
That which must have graced your ears,
I’m certain it amazed and saddened you at times.
Human nature is nothing if not predictable
Constantly revisiting past mistakes.
You have tried to teach us,
Leaving us your word on parchment,
Chiseled in stone,
Etched on the expression of your face,
But still we refuse to listen.
I take comfort in knowing that you have not given up;.
You remain steadfast as you have for o’er 2500 years,
A reminder of the “Great Way”.
Perhaps someday we will learn
Taking your teachings to heart,
But until then may the Tao forever be with you.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~