Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Keep it Simple

They stand on a two step ladder today
Inviting to everything that brings them joy
They speak of that which makes hands tremble and
Smiles wide as eyes search for full moons
They call to that which moves their feet
To run before dawn, to that
Which joins the heart and paints the soul
With loving strokes of colours not yet seen
And their eyes they shine with tears sublime
That speak the words of a journey, that
Breaks bones and builds homes , that gives you
Nothing yet is coated with a thin film
of golden everything
That pushes them to call on rainy days
That perhaps the sweet concoction of
Guidance was meant for you today
For the ranks will be higher on judgment day

The truth bubbles under my skin
If I could stand on that ladder
I would scream until my heart
Pops from its place
‘You say, I am oppressed’
Commuters look  in dismay
At this poor veiled face
Arguments, logic, rhetoric
None seem appropriate
How can you describe what
Blows through souls like a light headed dream
That pushes to excellence beyond what you see
I am the strawberries it is whipped cream
I bleed kindness and generosity
It in its splendor tastes all the more sweet
‘Yes , you!
You say I am oppressed
Well’, a pause for breathe before
The pigeons take flight

Apologies for the reference to food . For all those who are fasting 
"Every action of the son of Adam is given manifold reward, each good deed receiving then times its like, up to seven hundred times. Allah the Most High said, 'Except for fasting, for it is for Me and I will give recompense for it, he leaves off his desires and his food for Me.' For the fasting person there are two times of joy; a time when he breaks his fast and a time of joy when he meets his Lord, and the smell coming from the mouth of the fasting person is better with Allah than the smell of musk."

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