Ode to Our Lungs
They take air in, they blow back out
they help us sigh, and help us shout.
They'll hold a breath, until at last
with great release they'll give a blast.
Yet all day long they must endure
the noxious toxins that they deplore-
malodorous fumes beyond compare
(produced by those who do not care!)
How silently they work unseen
to filter air and make it clean,
bringing life to every part-
and brain and heart.
True connection without, within -
the interchange of yang and yin.
Our thoughts, our breath
unite as one
attached to life
beneath the sun.
Breathe, inhale, relax, let go-
begin again, stay calm, stay slow.
Rest your mind and hear the sea
and fill your lungs with heaven’s Qi
-Billy Shakespeare :)