The Broken Dam





The pain of loneliness.



Building up like water flowing into a mighty dam.

Cracks form.

The wall deteriorates.

Until one day the walls scream in pain.

The dam is broken.

Suffering overflows into the world.

The river mourns.

The birds cry.

Innocent beings swept away by the waves of suffering.

I have no answers.

Only questions.

How can we prevent suffering from spilling over?

How can we live in peace?

How can we heal our nation?

Johnny Hoffman

My intention is to inspire a simple, healthy, and authentic way of life. I'm 28 years old and live on Maui. You can find me on Facebook, Instagram, and word press @ Zen Actions.


arnelwillim · March 28, 2018 at 5:01 pm

wow, this is so deep…i myself oftenly trapped in this kind of thoughts. about the nature of human to suffer, about war, poverty, nations, and everything in between.

    Zen Actions · March 29, 2018 at 12:20 am

    Thank you! Hurt people hurt people. So much suffering inside that they must make others suffer.

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