The feather thus soft, though caresses me hard,
My life is short but the expedition of million yards.
My body’s burly, how about its strength?
Come; get in my shoes to sense the weariness in length.
Rather I supplicate pardon at your doors, my Lord,
My attire’s worn out, my body gashed, stabbing my sins with your sword.
My blood is yellow as that of piddle,
Flowing to signify my sins, concealed as a riddle.
Why am I not apprehending my fault?
Why am I succumbing in this fatal vault?
Halter of a stallion, clasped in my hands,
As fast as I ride, endeavoring to conquer the productive lands.
My dreams are shallow, my heart bears a dark hole,
My soul persuades me to accomplish the past of my role.
My conjectures fail, defeat embraces me in a glance,
However I desire to see the colossal tower for my lost radiance.
Abiding the affliction, my bleeding feet propels the ground back,
The road is smooth but the audacity I lack.
Peace cuddles my soul, love sows new seeds,
Almighty is here to secure me, blessing me with the wisdom of His creed.
My lips are parched, my gaze standstill,
Is this The Glory Of Life I seek everywhere- desserts, forests and hills?
The body slackens its burden, I’m in trance,
Presence of my Almighty, craving every single opportunity for His glance.
My soul enlightens accounting the Heavens,
His commands are my constitution, His contentment my goal.
What a wonderfully powerful and spiritual poem! Thank you Naima. I am inspired. Of course poetry is interpreted differently by each reader, but to me these words offer reminders of strength, constantly beating like heartbeats, as God’s love is waiting to lift us up if we will only accept it. I especially like: “Peace cuddles my soul, love sows new seeds, Almighty is here to secure me, blessing me with the wisdom of His creed.”
Thank you for sharing your gift of writing with us, dear one.
Hugs from your friend,
Thank you so much for liking it 🙂
Hugs right back sweet herat ❤
The photo is quite powerful and so is the poem!
Thank you sweetheart 🙂
Naima, I am really trying hard to understand your poetry. You have been more than kind to me with your comments. I just am not that deep.
Right now I am hearing/reading: Consider your strengths and weaknesses.
I believe we only have this life to consider. Our strengths must be used to help others. We should never blame our weaknesses on others but recognize them and try to improve or correct.
Oh golly. I’m a philosopher after all! See what you are doing to me? 🙂
beautiful and inspiring
Thank you so much 🙂
life is such a mysterious, beautiful journey.
Yeah, it is mystic and a scared journey!! Thank you for your wise comment [Smiles]
These lines exhibit a beautiful affirmation of faith, Naima…
“Peace cuddles my soul, love sows new seeds,
Almighty is here to secure me, blessing me with the wisdom of His creed.” Your poem is profound and thought provoking, love it!
Thank you so much Lauren – always love to hear from you! 🙂