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Valley of life

 

 

Tamar Mikaelian Katz
July 22, 2006
iranian.com

I walk through the valley of life,
I wonder where am I? What am I doing? Where am I going?

I walk through the valley of life,
I see colors,
I see green, gray, black, white, ...

I walk through the valley of life,
I see justice, virtue, fairness, impartiality, goodness, honor, decorum, ...
I see bias, partiality, prejudice, foul play, crime, ...

I walk through the valley of life,
I feel joy, happiness, trill, courage, bliss, ...
I feel agony, pain, disappointment, fear, ...

I walk through the valley of life,
I hear cry of sadness, laughter of joy and delight,
I hear whispers and unsaid.

I walk through the valley of life,
I smell power, corruption, pretension, emptiness, ...
I smell fresh breeze of kindness and forgiveness.

I walk through the valley of life,
I see hunger, thirst, waste, ...
I see beauty and beast.

I walk through the valley of life,
I taste sweet, bitterness, sour, ...
I see babies, old, young.

I traverse down and up, down and up, up or down? ...
I wonder is this valley of life or just a dream?


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