To Each His Bhagavad Gita

lost soldier
he who stands guard
well beyond curfew
always waiting for morning

lost soldier
all guns empty
no fight left
night ends without battle

lost soldier
all wars ended
no enemies left standing
only battles with self remain

lost soldier
complete surrender
beyond all battles
soldier finds self, no longer lost

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About Don Iannone

Don Iannone is a poet, writer, teacher and photographer who lives in the Greater Cleveland area. He has worked in the economic development field for over 35 years. Don is the author of three poetry books and five photography books. He is working on a short book of photographs and poems about human trafficking. This work was exhibited at six venues in Ohio. Don holds an M.A. degree in Art and Consciousness Studies from the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles, where he teaches writing. His educational background also includes studies in Anthropology, Photography, Organizational Behavior, and Economic Development. Don’s website: Wisdom Work Press:

7 thoughts on “To Each His Bhagavad Gita

  1. My dad was in the Vietnam war and I think your line only battles with self remain is a strong line. I think demon’s from that war still haunt him. This is a powerful poem.

    Also, wanted to say thank you for stopping by my blog today. I enjoyed your comments about your visit to Maysville. I hope you won’t be a stranger now that you know where I am.

    Brenda Cowe did a wonderful job singing and playing the guitar for your poem Looking Back When I’m 64. Thanks for sharing that with us. Have a nice day.

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