Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Past Lives

Ailments on the current plane 
are said to be karma for past lives.
The hell, Christians talk about,
is being lived out in present time

in a trance she remembered selling orphans
into slavery, collecting baubles and gold
for their disposable lives, reasoning
they would die anyway, at least this gave them

a means for survival, 

but now reincarnated thirty times she faces
another life of pain, infected with a different
disease, leaving her imprisoned and immobilized 

yet, in anguish she prays,
supplicating to a merciful god
to heal her torment
and make her well again
she promises this time 

to minister to the orphans worldwide.

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