Deep within my sorrowful heart
Life was tearing me apart
Disturbed and weary I was
to whom to go to I knew not.
I searched the world to find my beloved
But beloved I met not.
Like a wanderer, beggar and a meek dervish I roamed
In his search I roamed
Not knowing where I will end, I roamed
Searched him in the mosque, Searched him in the skies..
Searched him in the temple and the world – wide….
When life came to an end
The messiah within my heart called me
I asked who are you?
Said, I’m the beloved and I’m here to set you free.
I said: I searched you everywhere
He said: I was near but only if you knew….
I was always there, but only if you knew….
Every breath you breathe was a step towards me
When I told him: In your search; I sacrificed my youth, sacrificed my youth, sacrificed my youth.
Beloved said: In love, people sacrifice their faith, hope and life, What a big deal!! You scarified your youth??!!
Destroy the temples, destroy the mosques, destroy everything that can be demolish.
But never destroy(break) someone’s heart, because the beloved lives inside….
O Rumi, to your abode I come,
With humility I come,
Like you in the world I found none
Your face is like the illuminated Sun
I give it all for you and hold not
O beloved will you promise to leave not!!
I drink the wine of passion and around the beloved I roam
I may talk like a drunk but like a wise-lion I roam…
With Rumi I danced my way to heart
Now we will never live apart.
______(c) Alan phoenix’s poems