Fuel

23 Jul

Fuel

Everything that moves you forward
Requires a type of fuel
Car or boat or plain or train
Or horse or mare or mule

Depending on what gas you use
Affects how smooth the ride
Quality of fuel controls
The engine deep inside

The same goes for your body and
The food that you put in
Deep fried fuel from fast food joints
Will lead to much chagrin

The engine struggles to keep up
When all it’s got is junk
To run on, soon you’ll realize
Your step will lose its spunk

And just as garbage slows the legs
It does so with the mind
One begins to grow when they
Absorb wisdom they find

If you only fuel your brain
With sports or shows that bore
With shallow things that have no depth
You’re poisoning your core

The mind becomes conditioned to
Accepting unleaded
And premium with all its kick
Becomes something dreaded

Concepts like a higher power
And spirituality
Are too high in octane and with
The mind do not agree

It lurches and rattles and shakes
Because it’s used to gas
That doesn’t require it have
To get up off its ass

But if you start to fuel your tank
With wisdom from our sages
If you read the writings of
The wise men through the ages

If you’re fueled by teachings from
Philosophers and scholars
Instead of an athletic goon
Who body checks and hollers

(“Oh no, he didn’t take a shot
And my beloved game!”
You’re thinking now but don’t let that
Blind you from poem’s aim)

If you pay attention to
The things that monks have said
If you take to heart what Christ
Taught even as he bled

Your tolerance of that octane
That used to be too much
Begins to grow and soon you’ll be
Able to pop the clutch

That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy
Unleaded anymore
You can continue watching shows
And sports that you adore

Just keep in mind to moderate
The grade of fuel you burn
If unleaded’s all you guzzle
There won’t be much to learn

But if from time to time you splurge
And pump some premium
You’ll be amazed at what your mind
And body can become

                               Miro

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