Self-Reflection

...Today's musings have me mull...
What brings in sweetness to a person's talk?
What brings in integrity to a person's walk?
Ruminating then...
Which comes first - the thought or the word?
Oft caught: in a knot - words gush out - without forethought,
Isn't it so that with a slip of the tongue - bitterness abounds?

Wretchedly confounds? Gossip, slander, truth that hurts,
even words that are terse
Quick derailment of my train - off tracks,
If my words I watch -
unwanted thoughts I dodge,
And thus train the mind to mind my train...
So I cull as I mull
As I sail...
to my goal of Oneness and Peace...


© AMBIKA GIBIKOTE TADIPATRI

Self-Reflection