Monday, 26 March 2012

WINDOW OF MEMORIES


Through the window of hope, we once peered together!

But in the shadow  of death , I tread alone now!


Colorful rainbows and sunny days, we imagined our future!


But did we imagine the sorrow of  today!


Together we were, as we held hands in every  stormy weather!


But now, drenched and empty handed,  I stand  here alone in the  falling rain!


My hopeless soul yearns for those lost memories!


But what else do they bring, but pain!


Oh beloved of my life! How  much longer must this lonesome journey last ?


Sunday, 25 March 2012

WHISPER OF LOVE


Deep to the hustle and bustle of the battling mind


In the deepest  depths your heart


There is a silent whisper! A silent whisper of love!


Listen to this whisper of love! As she awakens the music of your soul!


Lost and lonely; you had  been accustomed  to the deafening noise of  daily indifference


But listen now, to her silent wisdom!


Behind the wall of pointless words, and rusty reputation, you had conveniently hid


But how long, can you hide  from yourself!


Behind the veiled face of  your dirty ego


There still lies a soul of sentient sanctity!


The soul who silently watches; the soul who silently whispers


So listen now quietly, to her gentle whisper!


As she leads you to the secrets of the beloved!


As she leads you to the gates of  heaven!


Oh noisy mind of mine! Listen to this everlasting whisper of love!






Thursday, 22 March 2012

DEAD END


Remember, those days of sunshine


When the sky was still clear


When love was  in the air, and happiness all around


But seasons change; just as everything else


Surrounded now, by the darkness of the clouds


The cold  winter air beckons me


As my road is covered with fallen autumn leaves


Where else can I go now?


When the road I’ve taken, is only a dead end!




SHEPHERD OF MY SOUL


To green pastures and clear waters, from time unknown, you have lead me!


You trusted me, when I deserted you for other pastures


You fed me, when the grass was dry, and the sky was overcast


You protected me, when the wolves of suffering surrounded me


And welcomed me back with open arms, when I wandered away


Yet, in this lonely pasture of today, I yearn for your missing staff


Oh shepherd of my soul!  My only benevolent redeemer!


Lead me to me to your very home! 

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

WILL YOU COME ?


Entangled in the messy monotony of my vacuous life!


Will you not come, to unwind me?


Bound to the hedonic ropes of pain and pleasure!


Will you not come, to unbind me?


Wandering in the wilderness of mindless action


Will you not come, to guide me?


Lost to the noisy life of pointless existence!


Will you not come, and  take me!









Monday, 12 March 2012

IN THE ARMS OF AN ANGEL


In the arms of an angel, let me be born again!



In the arms of an angel ,  awaken me to her world of eternal  love! 



In her loving arms, my soul is forever comforted



In her arms, my heart is alive again



In the arms of an angel, let me lose myself to Love ! 



Oh! In her arms, let my final slumber be !


Sunday, 11 March 2012

MYSTICAL WHIRLS

Bismillah! As you whirl to the mystical music!



Bismillah! As you whirl as a blossom of love!



As a falling flower twirls and dances in the morning breeze



Before its washed away in deaths inevitable stream



Whirl away, your life of impermanence



Whirl away, to the land of eternal glory



Whirl away in eternal ecstasy, as you enter the gates of the heaven within



As you whirl away in heavenly bliss of this holy union! Bismillah!



Bismillah! As you whirl to the mystical music!




Saturday, 10 March 2012

CLIMBING UP THE WRONG TREE


Climbing up the wrong tree of religion


Yet, rooted in the same soil of humanity!


The man on the other branch, is he not your brother?


Fixated on the colored fruits, hanging in your own branch


Intoxicated on the pompous drink, of self-righteousness


Blinded to reason; but driven by heartless passion


Is that why, you cannot really see!


It’s the same old bark, and the same holy tree


Brothers of the same seeds  


Forever in arms, if we really choose to be!


Clinging to the colour, of some illusionary fruit


And fighting over the fragrance of their blessed flowers


If all your life is lost, in the pointless rituals of one mighty tree


Tell me dear brother


Can the mind really be free?





Friday, 9 March 2012

WEEPING AT THE PALACE GATES


The palace gates remain open, and the royal garden lies deserted


His tired horse has returned home empty; his head still  hanging low


The queen in weeping, and the king couldn’t show


His little boy slept, little did he know!


His wife’s sad eyes say it all, but her tears couldn’t flow!


Oh great Siddhartha! What sorrow has descended upon your family!


Seeking happiness and wisdom, must you leave your home!


What luring torch of truth that you will find


Can make you leave your love behind


What wounds of suffering you seek to soothe


Can make you forget your son’s innocent smile


What strength of heart, and what mindful determination!


Can make you win over the mighty tricks of  Mara  


Oh great Siddhartha!


Did you weep when you left the palace gates?

Thursday, 8 March 2012

SILENT WISDOM


If you can see the hidden shadow of sorrow,  behind the crescent of every smile



If you can feel the wounded heart bleeding,  behind the sharpened spear of anger



If you can see the darkened clouds of fear gathering,   before the ravaging storms of violence  



If you can see emptiness in all; and  fullness in all emptiness



If you can understand this wisdom and yet be keep your silence 


  
Can you still be proud my friend!    





A FACE THAT LAUNCHED A THOUSAND SHIPS


When the sail of your mind is unfurled free

And the blizzard of desire is still blowing

Even a face can launch a thousand ships!

But if beauty resides in the eyes of the sailor

And passion sits at his wheel

Is it not luring lust, which launched the ill-fated vessels?

Sailing without a destination, as mindless passion’s slave

Attached to the anchor of desire, even as it drags you to your grave  

Is there no saner ruler, for this sailing mind?

A captain, to guide with reason; a treasure trove, of truth to find

Oh sailing mind of mine! Can the captain of reason, rein the helm of wild passion!

When he is blinded and wrapped, in his ego’s inner jib

Can he withstand, the whirling wheel, and the torque of desire?

When his hands are charred in lust’s ravishing fire

Can he still grip and guide the sailing ship

Can he sail it to the land of the hidden truth !

Oh captain of my soul, sailing my mind

Can a kind heart; and not a pretty face

 Move your thousand sailors! 

Monday, 5 March 2012

THE KINGDOM OF TRUTH


Beyond the ravages of time and the shackles of space and identity


Beyond the world of ideas and concepts

  
There is a land of eternal ecstasy


In this land of the limitless, and of infinite beauty


I have had a glimpse of the unseen truth


Overwhelmed by  its eternal love and ecstasy


I have entered the gates of the kingdom of truth


I have danced to the music of the mystics


I have seen the vision of a thousand prophets


I have tasted the hidden nectar in all flowers and faiths


I  have lost my self  to this euphoria and love


Oh Lord of  the  empire of love and truth


I have become one with you ! 

DAWN TO DUST


When I was once dead, your fragrance brought me to life again


But faster than the morning mist,  you have left the dawn of my life


Now that your presence has  vanished , what miracle of yours  keeps me here  alive!


Is it your silent divinity that brightens my  clear blue skies


Is it your musical voice that embraces me as the warm summer breeze


Is it your everlasting  love that guides me through  this meandering maze of reality


Overwhelmed by your memories , my  sun is still shining high in the cloudless sky 


But still, my lonely heart yearns to see its  sunset 


Oh love of my life ! Will you meet me down the  corner , when dusk sets in? 

Saturday, 3 March 2012

WHERE ARE YOU


 The sun has set and darkness has taken its place




There are no moons to shine and no stars to twinkle




The streets are deserted and the mind is numb  
 



In this dark corner of my mind – I sit alone




I sit alone and wonder – where are you! 

CRAVING HEART


How can the mighty ship of happiness set sail  


When its anchored to the rocks of memory


How can the fumes of sorrow be extinguished


When the  fire of  self-pity burns into misery  


How can the roaring waves of conflict subside


When the winds of expectation are still blowing


How can the river of compassion flow


When its hindered by the dam of selfishness


How can the carpet of self control be woven


When the loom of mindfulness is broken


How can the cage of attachment be opened


When its still bound by the chains of desire


Tell me dear friend! How can a wandering mind be free?


When my bleeding heart is still craving!

TELL ME GREAT ZARATHUSTRA


Wounded in battle! The battle for his own holy name


Fatally frozen in rigor-less mortis!


 The Lord God is finally dead!


And √úbermensch,  our only salvation,  is snoring at his grave !


The vibrant shades of the colorless truth lie scattered 


Just as brains splattered on the mind's bloodied wall  


Tell me oh  great zarathustra! What mighty prism of ideas can divide the truth?


The infinite truth of the mindless skies!


The devil of nihilism may drag you to your hell


But, if you deny it all; how could you tell?


Your eternal castles built on paradise sand


But in the world of delusion,  can they withstand?


Bound to the orbit of mortal gravity


No sailor to sail your righteousness  


No soul to salvage your selfishness  


Riding alone on the tireless horse of chaos


What mindful monster will you tame?


If life is not even,  a worthy game!


Tell me oh great Zarathustra !  Is God really dead ?