Friday, December 14, 2012

New Directions ~

Ideas and images swirl in my mind
coalesce into thoughts
about where I have already been
and need not go again.
But where then?
Which is the new direction?
I think I know pretty well
how I spin on my axis,
rotate through sun and shadow,
night and day.

But my orbit is less clear.
I still can find
the simple surge of joy
in discovering
my own gravitational pull,
knowing I won’t spin off
at some wild tangent,
nor will I
whirl in place.

I’ll take my bearings
in constellations
slowly changing
as I look into my night sky
for stars beckoning
and those still unknown.

The nexus is between being
and waiting
 readying for the new wave forming
to roll through space,
lifting me to new
different distances,
newer milky ways.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

~ Dont Forget Allah ~

you're down and out
you just cant cope
You wanna shout
you lost all hope
On your knees, begging please
You turn and pray to find your way

Hey, you make doa Allah’s there
whoever you are cos he cares
Then you forget to say thank you Allah ,
You forget to say Insyallah
You forget to say Subhanallah
Raise your hands
lets flashback lets backtrack
to a time like yours and mine
The story of the three who long to be
to be free of their misery

To the poor he opened the doors
gave him plenty of His bounty

Then you forget to say thank you Allah
You forget to say InsyaAllah
You forget to say SubhanaAllah
Raise your hands Alhamdulillah

Can’t you see His promise to you
Can’t you see His promise is true
Hold on to the rope of Allah
Don’t lose hope in Allah

 If you remember Allah in prosperity
He’ll not forsake you in adversity
Be mindful of Allah
He’ll guide you to all that His good

Then you forget, to say thank you Allah
You forget to say InsyaAllah
You forget to say SubhanaAllah
Raise your hands, Alhamdulillah

you're down and out
you just cant cope
you wanna shout
you lost all hope
On your knees
begging please
You turn and pray
to find your way



Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Let's Talk About Love ...........

Everywhere I go
all the places that I've been
Every smile's a new horizon
On a land I've never seen
There are people around the world
different faces different names
But there's one true emotion that
reminds me we're the same
Let's talk about love

From the laughter of a child
To the tears of a grown man
There's a thread that runs right through us
And helps us understand
As subtle as a breeze,
that fans a flicker to a flame
From the very first sweet melody
To the very last refrain

 Let's talk about love
Let's talk about us
Let's talk about life
Let's talk about trust
Let's talk about love

It's the king of all who live
And the queen of all good hearts
It's the ace you may keep up your sleeve
Till the name is all but lost
As deep as any sea, with the rage of any storm
But as gentle as a falling leaf
On any autumn morn

Let's talk about love
Let's talk about us
Let's talk about life
Let's talk about trust
Let's talk about love

Let's talk about love
(it's all we're needin')

Let's talk about us
(The air we're breathin')

Let's talk about life
(I wanna know you)

Let's talk about trust
(I wanna show you)

Everywhere I go
All the places that I've been
Every smile's a new horizon
 On a land i've never seen
There are people around the world
Different faces different names
But there's one true emotion
That reminds me we're the same

Uhhh! Let's talk about love
Let's talk about us
Let's talk about life
Let's talk about trust
Let's talk about loooove!

It's all we're needin'
The air we're breathin'

It's all we're needin'!
The air we're breathin'!
It's in the air that we breath
Let's talk about loooove!!....

Thursday, November 15, 2012

~ The Other Side of Now ~

 Can you throw yourself over
the edge
of the moment?

cross the divide
between where you’ve been,
and where you might begin
a new direction?
You can see it plainly,
the path behind
—lake gleaming in the sun
dark shadows beneath the rocks,
holes plunging into the past—
but ahead, around the bend
is only sky,
blue with promise
and only smallest clouds
on the horizon
to signal storms ahead. 

You sit on a rock,
eat cherries,
drink cool, clear water
look out at the lake’s bright surface,

Going ahead is not the question.
It’s how you see it,
whether to continue,
or throw yourself ahead
into the mystery,
with no maps,
no charts,
only hope
that a way will open before you
with some sign,
—a lucky penny
or smooth, sleek rock
or tree aflame at sunset—
to tell you to have faith,
to take your bearings
from a newer
brighter star.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

~ The Past ~

Pieces of the past.
Slipping away.
Will I forget today?
Pieces of the past.
Discarding me.
Do I want to be free?
Pieces of the past.
Finally slipped away.
I grabbed the future.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

~ You Can ~

If you could see through my eyes,
I wonder what you’d be feeling right now,
Because I can see you standing
As you really are -
Powerful, sensitive, determined, and gracious.

I can see you achieving everything you choose to achieve.
I can see you being exactly who and what you want to be.
Look through my eyes for an instant,
And you’ll see yourself
Conquering all limitations.

Look through my eyes,
And see who you really are
And what you are capable of.
You can accomplish anything –
I know you can.

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Soul and Love.

The Soul and Love..............

The soul and love became united,
Then into this realm they both came,
Together they’re always undivided,
Joined forever their source the same.

After the two were mingled and blended,
In a mixing that took place in such a way,
That all their boundaries were transcended,
Since then united they have always remained.

And so it was in this amazing manner,
That love and the soul were forever blended,
Joined by the One Who is the best Planner,
Both vanish in this mixture so splendid.

From the very strength of this blended state,
The soul with love has become united,
Which is the essence and which is the trait,
I don’t see how this could be decided.

Maybe it’s love that’s become the essence,
While it’s attribute may be the soul,
Not knowing which has become the quintessence,
I can’t say which one plays which role.

I can’t really say if it’s this way or that,
I just don’t know what it is in the end,
There’s no other way I can’t be exact,
This mixture is such a wonderful blend.

The result of this process was awesome indeed,
Both love and the soul forever connected,
The two of them speak and the words each one heeds,
Mingled and blended together protected.

The basis of love is said to be fire,
While the soul is derived from the wind,
The wind itself it ignites this blazing fire,
And the fire then consumes the wind again.

(april 2009)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

~ It Will Come ~

It Will Come ........

When life’s largest pressures leave you struck dumb,
Just search for an answer;
 the solution will come.

When a tragedy occurs leaving you feeling numb,
Just wait for your health;
the strength will come.

When everyone relies on you and there is no way you can see,
Trust your mind to think with time;
patience is the key.

When you have made it where others always flee,
Just wait to gather courage;
 soon you’ll be where you want to be.

When it is nearing the end and you’re in need,
Muster up your courage; endurance will lead.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

~ Love Story ~

Where do I begin
To tell the story of how great a love can be
The sweet love story that is older than the sea
The simple truth about the love she brings to me
Where do I start

With her first hello
She gave a meaning to this empty world of mine
There'd never be another love another time
She came into my life and made the living fine
She fills my heart

She fills my heart with very special things
With Angel songs, with wild imaginings
She fills my soul with so much love
That any where I go, I'm never lonely

With her along who could be lonely
I reach for her hand, it?s always there

How long does it last
Can love be measured by the hours in a day?
I have no answers now but this much I can say
I know I'll need her until the stars all burn away
And she'll be there

How long does it last
Can love be measured by the hours in a day?
I have no answers now but this much I can say
I know I'll need her until the stars all burn away
And she'll be there

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Remembering You

Remembering You ........

If something were to happen to you tomorrow, 
what would people remember about you?

Would they remember the hours you worked?
Would they remember the material things you own?
Would they remember how much money you had in the bank?
Would they remember the number of vacations you took?
Would they remember the love you showed?
Would they remember your caring and your sharing?
Would they remember the help you gave them?
Would they remember your smile, your laugh?

What will they remember?......
Your actions today will
determine what they will remember.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Sometimes in love

Sometimes in love the words of
The heart fail to come out in the open
They remain unspoken but manage to
Become the focal-center of the existence

Sometimes in love, you love your
Beloved more than love itself
And yearn for his companionship
More than life itself

Sometimes in love, your very love
Results in your love being snatched away
Every step you take towards him
Takes you a mile away from him

Sometimes in love when you feel
Your happiness lies with someone
You are forced to give him
His happiness and yours
Even if you aren't a part of it

Sometimes in love when you feel
You feel you want to hold on
You have to let go your love fully
To be able to hold on to at least some part

Sometimes in love when you want to
Completely occupy him forever
You have to move out entirely to be
In some part of it forever

Sometimes in love when you want to
Keep the flame of love alive
You have to got to bury it deep
Not because you have stopped loving him
But because you love him all the more

Thursday, August 30, 2012

~ Failure ~

It’s only a word.
But it carries with it so much pain
and so little concern
so much frustration
and so little respect,
so much stress and so little
that people spend their lives
running through their days
in the hope of avoiding the long arm
of this little word.

To test our vision, you must risk
To temper your ego, you must attempt
the impossible.
To tell your story, you must
take a chance.
To see beyond the horizon, you must
spread your wings.
To be all you can be, you must
stretch, flex, try, and go beyond
your proven limits.

To bridge the silence, you must risk
To advance into the unknown, you must
risk the peril of all your
previous beliefs and emotions
that feel so secure.

Failure is not negative. It is a teacher.
It molds, refines, and polishes you
so that one day your light will
shine for all to see.

It isn’t the failure you experience
that will determine your destiny,
but your next step and then the next
that will tell
the story of your life.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

~ Jigsaw Puzzle ~

It seems that Life
Could be compared to a giant jigsaw puzzle
With each person like each piece
Having a place where they fit perfectly
Yet so many in there need to belong
Grab the first place they come to
Then try to make it fit

And because of this
They are never quite in harmony
With their adjoining pieces
Thus they never get to know
The way it was truly
Meant to be

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

~ For Once ~

Run your fingers through my soul
For once
Just once
Feel exactly what I feel
Believe what I believe
Perceive as I perceive
and for once
Just once

Sunday, August 5, 2012

~ The Root of Arguments ~

What exactly is an argument?

How does an argument begin?
I know for sure it takes two people
For a conversation to have a disagreeable end.
It’s all about two individuals’ emotions
And their different opinions, it seems
One believes one thing, the other another,
Debating angry words in irritated steam.
It’s also about an individual’s perception
How one person interprets what another says
If a sensitive button is unintentionally pushed
Temperaments can flare up for many days.
Some people are more sensitive than others
Their worlds revolving around the egotistic “I”
They are prepared to debate every opinion
Until the peace-maker lets the conversation die.
Can we keep opinions out of conversation? Should we?
Or is it a personal way of expressing who we are?
We know that trying to change another’s opinion
Will create another chaos.
People’s knowledge is nurtured with opinions they form
Which changes with increasing knowledge gained each day
Opinions are peoples’ base for scientific hypotheses

Conducting mental experiments to process change
Forming opinions daily equal to individual knowledge
Learning and growing and revising old opinions in exchange.
If you choose to debate another’s opinion
You not only debate the thought, but also their plane of intelligence
And you might as well be telling them outright
Their mental capacity is sadly dense.

Could it be they are smarter than you
And you haven’t caught up with them yet?
Or, if you are smarter than they are
Then they haven’t caught up with you yet?
Neither! No one is ever on an equal mental plane
With another human being’s opinions
Since opinions furnish a map or framework
Of how far one has come in their mental pursuits.
Individual thinking, beliefs, and formed perceptions
Are what makes each of us different and unique.
“I think”, one of the most common terms we know,
Spells out who we are and all that we seek.
So, when you find yourself disagreeing with anyone
You’re never going to win an argument then
By disrespecting the other person’s right
To share who they are through their opinion.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

~ Enough ~

Do you have just enough?

In life we find we have enough...

enough bad experiences,
enough obstacles,
enough pain,
enough bills,
enough failed relationships.
enough faith,
enough determination,
enough peace,
enough money,
enough love.

Perhaps having just enough,
is really having it all.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

~ Crying ~

It brings me discomfort to see people cry
I never know how to react or respond
To the steadfast emotion so common to human
So deeply attached to the frailties we share
Its so unpredictable
So like the wind

Clouds laden with moisture
That bursts at the seams
One truly can never anticipate
What may precipitate unwanted tears
To burst upon hearts with jagged edge
With a vengeance to tears out our dreams

Sadness is all around everyday and
Tears are abundant to wash it from sight
But tears alone never will take it away

Crying will not set things right
So, we cry for our losses
We cry for ourselves
We cry for the pain that we must endure
We cry for the child who cannot understand
We cry
Because life is unsure

Saturday, June 23, 2012

~ The Eye Of Soul ~

I judge you not by what you wear,
Whether your garment is of rag or riches,
Or your skin is of a color white or black,
Whether you wear some gold or trinkets,
Or decorate yourself with stones and diamonds,
I see you with the eye of Soul.

I know you, for who you are inside of you,
Not for your smiles, for smiles could be false,
Not for your looks, for looks could deceive,
Not for your appearance, for that won’t last,
And not for your clothes, for that only covers.
I see you with the eye of Soul.

I am a friend to that you inside of you,
Indifferent to your dose of limitations,
Forgiving to your human flaws of character
Unyielding to rumors and gossips about you
For the eye within sees even more,
I see you with the eye of Soul.

Friday, June 15, 2012

~ Where Is The Answers ? ~

What lies ahead for me?
Is it adventure,
Or is it despair.
Is it interesting, Or is it dull.
Is it fun, Or will it be bore

Could it be total fulfillment,
Or a total disappointment.

Where is my life going?
Where is it headed?
Where is the reasoning?

Is it out there, waiting to be found?
Or is it lost, for eternity?

So I can be lost wandering, forever.

I want to know.
For now I am lost.

Lost to despair.

It has a firm grasp on me.

And I am stuck wandering, aimlessly,
Searching for the answer.

Do you know?
 If so, please speak. 
 For now, I am so bleak.
  I want to know, desperately. 

 But I know that I,  
And only I, 
can find the answer. 

For no one knows me, 
 As well as I know. 
They say the answer will come.
  But when? 

 I sit and think and wait,
  But nothing appears to me. 
 I search and search,  
Till I feel I am falling into abyss. 

I need someone, something. 
 It is a quest I can't escape. 
 My mind spins around and around, 
But still, no answer is to be found. 
 So my desolate search goes on And on, 
And on, 
And on.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

~ Rejection ~

So often we reach out
And offer that which we have to give
To someone who has no need
Or does not recognize the value of our gift

Thus our gift goes unreceived
Through no fault of our own
And this rejection causes pain

But the real tragedy occurs
When someone comes along
Who has a need for
And recognizes the value
Of what we have to give

But because the memory of rejection
Is still fresh on our mind
We are no longer
Reaching out

Sunday, June 3, 2012

~ Moment ~

I may never see tomorrow,
And things that happened yesterday, 
belong to history
I cannot predict the future, 
I cannot change the past
I have just the present moment, 
I must treat it as my last

I must use this moment wisely, 
for it will soon pass away
And be lost to me forever, 
as part of yesterday
I must exercise compassion, 
help the fallen to their feet.
Be a friend unto the friendless,
 make an empty life complete

The unkind things I do today, 
may never be undone
And friendships that I fail to win,
 may never more be won
I may not have another chance  to pray
And thank God with humble heart, 
for giving me this day.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

~ Life ~

I didn't ask for it to be over
But then again
I didn't ask for it to begin
For that's the way it is with Life

As some of the most beautiful days
Come completely by chance
But even the most beautiful days
Eventually have their sunsets

Friday, June 1, 2012

~ Lonely Nights ~


Staring into the darkness,
As sleep escapes once more.
I climb out of my lonely bed,
And silently pace the floor.
Trying not to think of you,
But it happens every time.
Just when I try to forget for a while,
You go drifting across my mind.

The thoughts of you are never far,
Your memory lingers there.
In every song I hear your name,
Your face is everywhere.
The sound of your voice rings in my ears,
I feel the touch of your hand.
I feel you pulling me close in your arms,
I'm trying to understand.

How did I come to love you so?
How can I make this love die?
I just can't do the impossible,
I don't even want to try.
So I crawl back into my lonely bed,
And wipe away my tears.
I look back on the happy times,
To help drive away my fears.

If all I have are dreams of you,
Then I'll guard them like a treasure.
For every thought I have of you,
Can only bring me pleasure.
I pull my pillow closer,
Pretend it's you by my side;
Then drift away in dreams of you,
Into this lonely night.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

~ I Walk This Path ~

As I walk this path each day
Though the same path
The paving stones face a different way

Some days it leads me to a land full of love
A land where people are happy
Where love and peace is everywhere

Other days it leads me to a land I hate
This lands full of hurt, pain and tears
Here you will see no smiles or love

Each day as I awake I pray that maybe just maybe
Today I will go to a different place,
a place I like, a place where I can love

So as I lay my head down tonight
I close my eyes and imagine this place

This place I love and can stay.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

~ A Matter Of Trust ~

As we live out our lives from day to day
We come to realize there’s only one way,
To meet life’s challenges, as we surely must,
It comes down to one thing, it’s a matter of trust,

We rely on our faith in all that we do,
Without it there’s no hope left for me or you,
Just think on how much , on others we really rely,
Without faith in them, we’d never get by.

Think of the driver of our local bus,
He takes us around without any fuss,
` The pilots of planes that fly through the sky,
Without trust in them we never would fly.

The postman each day who delivers the mail,
If there was no one to do that, we’d raise such a wail,
The doctor who treats us when we are ill,
We depend on his knowledge, to prescribe the right pills’

Just think for a moment as the days fly on by,
How much on others we we always rely,
We have faith in our cars each day that we drive,
That they’ll transport us quickly, and we safely arrive.

So take time to ponder , whatever we do,
Trust is the element that see’s us get through,;
But above all things else, as through life we plod,
The greatest of all, is to have trust in Allah.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

~ Sacrifice ~

The sacrifice of love we give,
Takes less and yet gives more;
An everlasting hand of love,
The heart an open door.

The willingness to give of self,
To lay down your own life;
To touch another person's heart,
In loving sacrifice.

A chance that God has given you,
To reach another soul;
Forever changed by kindness,
A life your love made whole.

For life is but a circle,
Each life part of the chain;
Each link is joined by sacrifice,
That causes man to change.

To turn and reach a hand of love,
To touch another's life;
Will cause the circle to be whole,
In loving sacrifice. 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

~ In The Silence ~

Only to the silence will she say
How she longs to feel him again
When the shades go down and the lights go out
And these emotions she can no longer defend

Only to the shadows may she confess
How much it kills her to struggle on
And how her soul aches when she wakes
Alone and reminded that he’s still gone

Only in the darkness will she admit
How her love for him eats her alive
She haunts herself with happy memories
And fantasies of being with him

Only in her solitude will she crumble
And allow herself to fall apart

Only in the silence, to the shadows
When she is all alone
She will cry out, awaiting the moment
to be with him once more

Sunday, April 29, 2012

~ Worthwhile ~

So often Life
Is not filled
With Love and Laughter
As much as
With Loneliness and Disappointment

But there will be enough
Of those beautiful moments
With very special people
To make it all
Seem worthwhile

Saturday, April 28, 2012

~ Something And Someone ~

Something has to give,
Something has to change,

Always, something left to forgive,
Always, something left to rearrange,

Always, something to make us relive,
Always, something making us deranged,

Something is better than nothing,
Someone holds us captive,
Someone becomes estranged,

Always, someone else motive,
Always, someone else shortchange,

Someone is better than no one,
Is something better than nothing?
Is someone better than no one?
Is feeling something, better than nothing?
Is feeling nothing, better than feeling someone?

Monday, April 23, 2012

~ No Words ~

There are so many words
Yet there are no words

For when I look into your eyes

No words need to be spoken
And the warmth of your smile
Is a statement in itself

And how could I ever try to explain

The trembling in my body

When I touch your face

There are no words to explain an emotion

So I open to you my mind

That you might walk

Among my Dreams and Memories

Then...and only then
You might understand my silence