Thursday, August 15, 2013

“When you have indulged a lust, your wing drops off;
you become lame, abandoned by a fantasy...
People fancy they are enjoying themselves,
but they are really tearing out their wings
for the sake of an illusion.” 

― Rumi
Ya Allah! I'm unbearable. I did not pay my dues for being a human. You trusted me too much. O Allah! It were better that You had had my neck, than that I lived this long and loved You less. I love You with my soul, yet my body is thick with impurity, my mind clouded, my heart broken and cluttered. I am a hypocrite. I am a liar. I loved and feared too much, but travelled not with my feet in Your path. 

O Allah, You loved me too much! 

What could have caused your grip to weaken
that allowed creation to be?

How could a lover fall to his death
from the arms of infinite

How active you are in the mind sustaining such a great wall
that the sun can cast a frightening shadow
the world believes.

No one has ever really known sadness. No real God
would ever allow pain.

How then can a heart feel it is broken and in need
if we are held in the arms of infinite
compassion and

That mirror you (God) stand before --
we need to gaze into it also.

That name you called Beloved
as I fell from your lips --
I suffer

because I did not quite
hear it;

so tell me again dear One
so clear:

I am

by: 'Hafiz'