Stealing a snake from a snake-catcher
Once a thief from a catcher, a snake
His prize, with ignorance, praise, and extol.
The catcher was thus relieved from its bite
Killed the thief, the killer snake, with fright.
The catcher came upon that familiar sight
Said, "my snake with life, has made this right.
I prayed for life, for my own sake
And what I found was none but snake.
Praise that my prayer was nullified
Gainful was the loss I identified.
We pray many times for loss and demise
With grace wont hear Infinite Wise."
Ó Shahriar Shahriari
August 8, 1998
1998, Vancouver Canada, 1999 - 2005, Los Angeles, CA
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