MY SHADOW

 

You are my shadow personally concerned

From uncountable eons that has here returned.

Overloaded with misfortune to the shore of delusion,

I had ducked with others freely all life in illusion.

But why my karma is still so heavy as a chain:

Ties of affection, marriage bonds still constrain!

Strengthening to crumble my mind and soul

And my remaining body with damage and dole,

From nowadays until when? thousand a year?

Who knows whom to ask why it is so Oh, dear!

That is predestined marriage, preordained forever!

In next incarnation I shall not smile/greet whoever

For fear of meeting again with a grace so gray

As to bear a whole life a bridge that will give way.

 

Translation by THANH-THANH