Path to Enlightenment
By D. Douglas Irby

Let not your goal in life
to be better than another,
for the quality of another
is merely a subjective judgment.

Those who truly wish to
achieve knowledge and refinement
must strive only to surpass
their shadows of yesterday.

In life’s race, it is not
important to leave
others behind.

It only matters that
you endeavor to do
your very best
in all things.

For the path to
is not a competition
against your opponents.

It is the partnership of
heart, soul, mind
and will…

Working in unity
to achieve lasting harmony.

Copyright © D. Douglas Irby, posted with permission of author. His book of poems Reflections of Eternity: Poetry by David Douglas Irby is available on Amazon.

Jeff Kouba