“What was she like?” my friend craved to know
This islander ‘Lua,’ who I couldn’t let go

“What was so special about what she said?”

“And why do her words need to be read?”

It's so hard to see in the world of today

How one such as Lua can live such a way

Her living quite simple, her happiness clear
When singing her songs, these words you might hear:

Master your breath; eat the right food
Walk to feel better; ride for good mood
Listen to others; learn things each day
Connect with your world; give some things away
Learn to be still and quiet your mind
Choose to live simply ... and joy you will find

My friend from the mainland like what he heard

But to live like an islander, surely absurd!

Is it? I asked, In this world now so small,

On this full planet, aren't we islanders all?

Life of Pi meets The Bachelor >

​© 2021 Rich 'Rico' Leon