Archives

Love| Let Go Of All But Illah

Why do we care for right and wrong

When love has no place

for judgement

Why do we permit guilt and shame

To interfere between

our love

Why can’t we submit to

Love most high

La—

ilaha –

Nothing more high

Illa

Hu

But love

Midnight Mass

i want to go to midnight mass

i want to join anyone who remembers

remembrance helps me remember

i want to re remember Jesus

as hazret Rumi said

we must give birth to the Jesus

within

i want to hear hyms in his praise

joy indeed to the world

the savior has come

let us rejoice within

i desire for his navy robe

to grace me once again

i desire to hear his voice

i desire to see his luminous

countenance

his handsome locks

that bashful smile

perhaps in the gatherings past midnight

pure Mary’s spirit descends

unveiling her Nur

to those who remember

by virtue of remembrance

our hearts awaken from slumber

when sleigh bells sweep

across the sky

with twelve mighty avatars

stars as silver some as gold

Bethlehem rejoices

he has arrived!

the tiny babe

in a manger will speak

to the world

he is a sign

reminding us

I am AbdAllah

who brings the book

a prophet raised

so to return

with my twin

Al Muntazar

we shall establish

a heavenly kingdom

for all to rejoice

Khalwat Dar Anjuman

Solitude among the crowd

I live in a parallel realm

a land far off

Where solitude

Between love and beloved

is the only reality

Awakening from my internal solitude

I weep internally as see the duality

of without from within

Ya Jami’u

Gather me

Gather us

Eternally

Where no separation exists

In this world and the next

Heaven Seeks Us

What we seek is heaven.

Heaven seeks us

When it arrives

Discard all notions of hell

As all in the face of heaven

Is hell

Believe

Secrets Untold

love’s demands are akin

to walking on shattered

glass

you’re bound to bleed

so cry at your fate

this very moment

as you’ll cry tomorrow anyways

through the incurable pain of today

if you or I come out alive

albeit dead this

very moment

none but us know this lie

we are bound to die

so cry and lament

wail and beat your chest

I’ll throw my veil

to prove my plight

like Zainab

in separation and death

from her beloved Hussayn

are we destined this

poisonous drink

Yahweh Yahweh

Ram Ram

ya Allah

in longing

in yearning

in the circus play

of pretending

acting

conspiring this

grand getaway

like con artists

partners in crime

karma will jail us

as long as we are

together

I am home

while Zulaikha cries

Yusuf prays

Jacob sighs

Solomon and Sheba

Rumi with his Mevlana

how many stories

of mad lovers

how many tears

feed the ocean

how many secrets untold

of union

Pain is Poison

lovers beware

for you to last

for your hearts

to not drift or depart

die or eternally sigh

be not sarcastic

or ridicule your beloved

as pain is poison

from beloved to beloved

Love is Here to Stay

dear love,

my mind infected

by a dis-ease called love

every curfew I broke

the law became salt

a pinch rather

i signed contracts

of do’s and don’ts

Kaba’ my witness

even Al madina

i fight for love

they made me

promise

I’ll never stray

or so they say

love burned every deal

into flames

and grey ash

thrown into an ocean

only to evaporate

then reappear as rain

declaring i as her ideal

her prized meal

i became prey

love the predator

who leads me astray

as per those who know not.

every promise of

never to see

nor dare to talk

i was too clever

outsmarted all

family feuds over my actions

meetings and a higher counsel

of wise men and scholars

they all knew

i was a goner

the moment they saw me

yet uttered not

to keep the peace

claimants labeled me obsessed

putting to stake the institute

called I do

little ones subliminally

confused

of a noble heart

a mad womb-an

or Mother Earth I say

I am one

I am unable to not shade

to deny the hungry

and thirsty

a traveler seeking counsel

was it my fault

hearts melted

at a simple sigh or gesture

blame me not

a few left

while most stayed

admiring the view from

a window pane

i was guarded

in house arrest

a love criminal I am

one not to detest

every where she goes

she creates turmoil

or starts a fire

an inadvertent seductress

sorry my jaan

i am what I am

resorting to caves

in solitude

I wrote to keep away

so not to stray

to hearts of saints

i fell for

from infecting hearts

from love spells in talks

minding my business

i taught like a nerd

and wrote like a hermit

love snuck into my room

once again

making me house poor and

proving my hypocrisy

a bandit I am

in fancy robes

yet believers flock

as if a savior was found

why follow a mad woman

a mad woman I declare

be with the pious the stable

the Shaikhs of The Way

rejecting my offers

we are here to stay

we are here to stay

love glanced and then whispered

i am this time

here to stay

يسألونك عن الحب

and they ask you about love

say, was not the

forbidden tree

in paradise!

Pain is Poison

lovers beware

for you to last

for your hearts

to not drift or depart

die or eternally sigh

be not sarcastic

or ridicule your beloved

as pain is poison

from beloved to beloved

Yaweh, Ram Ram, Ya Allah

love’s demands are akin

to walking on shattered

glass

you’re bound to bleed

so cry at your fate

this very moment

as you’ll cry tomorrow anyways

through the incurable pain of today

if you or I come out alive

albeit dead this

very moment

none but us know this lie

we are bound to die

so cry and lament

wail and beat your chest

I’ll throw my veil

to prove my plight

like Zainab

in separation and death

from her beloved Hussayn

are we destined this

poisonous drink

Yahweh Yahweh

Ram Ram

Ya Allah