The black panther

His eyes open to the forest
Familiar tracks, chasing preys.

The Black panther
Ready to dig deeper,
The enemy kicks
under layers of soft skin.
Numb pins pushes
inside the wooden memories.

His strong muscles
Urgently in need
To move,
To shape an action,
Defeat or be defeated
Before be paralyzed
By ruthless fear.

Huge orange dusty shape,
Sits on his chest
Heart beats fast,
Stranger air leaves his lungs.
The panther is in agony
The world inside is dying,
To him,
it seems
there are many dark trees
Hidden in the familiar world.

His moving fast
His gaze pushes
the bushes aside.

Small parrott
Fly over
drops a leaf
On his dark head.

His senses slow down,
“am I outside,
or still walking in the familiar woods?
Remembering old wounds”.

Noise everywhere,
New hunt is on
Dogs barking,
Men on their horses
Excited of the chase
Black panther is the prey.

He jumps into the air
Between two rocks
Face the faceless enemy,
the killing fear.

Opens his eyes
To silent forest within
He let go
He fall.
His heart stops.

The black panther dies
Outside of all forests,
And save
His inner world.

© Serena Devi, December 2010

4 responses to “The black panther”

  1. Thank you my dear friend… your words are precious pearls… timeless widsom… Mastery comes with practice… oneness arrives in no time… Happiness to all

  2. divine Serena… brain is a super computer….. works when you want it ….and works when you do not want it….. there is a word ” NAMAN” meaning as per the wish of God…. that is surrender ….. keep your mind in the naval… the point from where breath is originating …… see a small child breathing from stomach or naval…. when in confusion just fold your hand as Namaste’ ….. you will in no time start breathing from naval….. that is the reason in yoga or to make one stress free… one is instructed to take deep breath…. what confuses you is all brain machine function and you can remain uneffected only to remain neutral and natural… if you watch a match…and in your mind if you are inclined for any team… you go between joy and sorrow but if you are neutral and natural to both teams….. you enjoy the game with happiness….. love is neither attached or detached with any one….out flow with time….
    in flow with god…..
    love all…

  3. Thank you dear Ram… the forest still confuse the senses… too many noises… all will pass, I feel much closer to God… every day, the breath is the pray… loving all…

  4. divine…. fear to freedom…. breath is fear…. let breath becomes prayer of GOD…… ONENESS WITH God is eternal love….
    love all….. divine Serena … another freedom….

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