Monday, August 29, 2011


TS Elliot said, "You do not have a soul, you are a soul. You have a body."  This poem is inspired by these words and the sunnats of Ghaus e Azam (Radhi Allah ta ala anhu), RasulAllah (SalAllah hu alaihi wa sallam), and Hadrath Bilal (RadhiAllah ta ala anhu).

If I outstretch my arms and seek to praise You, would you not fill my cup of intoxication?
If I expand my breast to bear my heart, will you not embrace me in all Your Glory?
And if I unsheath my sword to celebrate You, would You not let me hail Your praise and proclaim it from the rooftops?

For am I not me unless I live of You,
And if I imbibe not Your energy and act of Your Will,
I will cease to be true.
For I will be of what I have and not of what I am.

Written 28 August 2011

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