Archive | August 2022

Remember Me as I Remember You

don’t be a stranger with me

I know you like none

don’t be distant with me

I love you like none

done estrange yourself from me

I know your heart like none

remember me

as I remember you

forget me not

we are dhikr

Yours truly

Love

With you Everywhere

I wonder at times if my love

can be compared to your very shadow

I am with you all everywhere

you can only see me in the presence of light

otherwise you may wonder where I am

Come to the light where you and I belong

So that we may see

one another’s reflection

Jonah

Tears of blood

I’ve never heard

such cries

As you have cried

could it be

you are Jonah

I am whale

We are trapped within

each other

This prayer of none but

You

Verily I am the lover

Who transgressed

The norms

And here we are

In this ocean

Conjoined

In the belly of the whale

Your voice

Is my silence

My silence

Is your pain

I wish the ocean

Would relieve us

Yet desires us

Chained

How about we sail

Upon the waves

I find you safe

Within

As

I am safe with you

Any separation

Would mean

No Jonah

No whale

No cries

No echoes

No us

Leave me not

On this journey homeward

my beloved

Doomed

doomed I am

I’ve torn the pages

of all scriptures

every sacred vow

I desecrated

that too in the

name of love

how arrogant

how adamant I am

to love recklessly

whilst still claiming

devotion to religion

inclusive of tradition

prophet and law

you would swear I follow

Mind you

My reality

a heretic hypocrite

guised as a guide

Beware of my stare

rather my snare

I’ve broken the law

a million times

polluting prohibition

By vile criticism

lifting every ban

with self authority

and blood legitimacy

abolishing the

mulla mad men’s

do’s and don’ts

trust me

guard your heart

your faith and life

from my poison

I’ve taken many to hell

removing all hope

from salvation

yet why

I ask why

then

do you come

on your knees

seeking redemption

from this one

I warn you of my poison

yet you still

claim you see

perfection

illumination

desiring annihilation

even after my declaration

A Living Mummy

only to find

it occupied by me

I am defeated

a lost cause

a casualty to my own fear

and unless I battle myself

like Moses with pharaoh

I may just be a living mummy