“Selfsame” – written and read through Walter

No person has ever owned a thing
be it land or house or diamond ring
and to the degree they try to cling
when these objects go the more it stings.

Emotions, feelings and very thoughts
are not to be controlled no matter how hard fought
trying to chase or hide and one is caught
an exhausting effort, all for naught.

This body experienced as it moves about,
belongs to no one to flaunt or flout,
this can be seen without a doubt;
when it is clearly known what is looking out.

The sense of a person, this role and name
may be seen as an actor in this grand game!
Be free from choose, lose, fame or blame,
know you are life, not two, Selfsame.