Death By Peanut Butter

remember running free? ~d nelson

remember running free? ~d nelson

It’s said some stared in disbelief
& others turned away
while a brave few spoke out
from their hearts.

peanut butter jar ~d nelson

peanut butter jar ~d nelson

At one time they’d all
been human beings,
stopping to smell flowers,
moving towards total,
collective awakening.

flower calling out

flower calling out

But slowly the masses consumption,
with all of nature on the menu,
transformed them into mindless rats
racing towards their
just reward awaiting
baited in traps.

creamy illusion

creamy illusion

It tastes so good, he said.
It feels so good, she said.
Creamy, delectable, satisfying
their mind’s need for more comfort
in their increasingly uncomfortable,
polluted, heating-up situation.



Fortunately, all species ancestor’s aspiration
for descendant’s resilient survival
blossomed in conscious heart’s & minds
resulting in a change of diet
just before finishing
off the last jar.

scurry towards nature

scurry towards nature

It is exactly because the Buddha was a human being that countless Buddhas are possible ~Thich Nhat Hanh


48 thoughts on “Death By Peanut Butter

  1. Genie

    Live traps, release the mice/rats and let them live, no more baited killer traps!
    I like your analogy, indeed, humans must change their habits and diet.

    1. smilecalm Post author

      makes me happy
      knowing you are there
      taking care of yourself
      & others, Genie!
      Mind certainly has the capacity
      for harmony,
      freedom or imprisonment πŸ™‚

      1. Genie

        I just remembered: peanut butter is the cure for hick ups (that is, if one is not allergic to peanuts).

  2. Eric Tonningsen

    “…their minds need for more comfort…” Perhaps an appreciation for simple contentedness? Enough seems often more than enough. Thanks for the reflective pause, David.

  3. Annika Perry

    may we all recognise
    the choices open to us
    avoid the traps; hearts and minds free from blind following.
    Beautiful post – now heading outside to the warm sunny garden to smell the flowers!

  4. Alison and Don

    Sometimes it seems as if we are lemmings
    all headed to those traps and our demise
    but I believe the innate wisdom in each of us
    to consciousness will eventually rise.
    Alison xox

    1. smilecalm Post author

      thank you for kindly understanding
      with me Alison!
      Awakening & doing our best
      offers new possibilities
      that doing nothing
      does not seem to offer πŸ™‚

  5. Dennis the Vizsla

    hello smilecalm its dennis the vizsla dog hay i hav never had peenut butter i no we hav a jar of it sumware but i never git enny it is verry sad!!! altho i do not want to hav deth by peenut butter so maybe it is not so sad after all!!! ok bye

  6. Michael

    A beautiful tail of redemption, David! Ha! And I really loved your closing quote from Thich Nhat Han. So beautiful. It is interesting the way we seek for material comforts as the surroundings become increasingly uncomfortable on a material level, when in truth the comfort is right within us– the possibility of countless Buddhas arising…

    Your words are always gentle, encouraging and insightful. I love to read them.



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