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Old 09-27-2017, 05:10 PM   #1
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A poem: You are my soul

This is a poetic description of my current philosophic and mystical view. Definitely a work in progress. If you don't understand it's probably a reference to something in particular, I'd be happy to explain. I almost included a glossary!

You are the world soul.
As You ride the winds,
all creation swoons
And cheers and dances for joy.
Nothing is outside of You
You embrace each of your children
As your favored one.

You, my Beloved,
Are beyond praising
Your beauty and abundant affection
Ensnares my heart
And ignites my mind
With hunger for you.

I run after you
With all the fervent folly of Peter.
You hand me key of liberation,
but I am no Siddhārtha.
My fingers fumble
And I am careless with your Word.
It skips through my prideful grasp
and I am crushed again under the gears of Samsara.
So much for being a wheel turner.

Yet in my darkness,
You Light shines again and again.
A lamp on the path of Your commandments.
In You I am revealed,
I am undone.
There is no more pretense of enlightenment,
No Atman of spiritual aloofness,
Only this little, worldly me.
I am these lusts and fears and petty jealousies.
I'm this meaty thing with a spongy brain that thinks more about its belly and its loins than its prayers.

Yet, I love You.
I yearn for you
And I weep rib crushing sobs when you are gone
You sweep me up and heal me with gentle kisses
Closer than any other lover
Because You are my soul.

This is the mystics secret
Never even whispered
Till Rumi let it slip.
For the serpent is waiting with his lies.
“Ssss… if you are God, then..”
I won't listen!
I'll scream or throw myself to lions
Anything to keep my thoughts on You
You alone are God, there is none other beside You.

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Old 09-28-2017, 11:06 AM   #2
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That is very beautiful and honest. Thank you!
Loving regards,
Becky
 
Old 09-29-2017, 09:56 PM   #3
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Ditto on what Becky said... That is very beautiful and honest...
I only wish I felt that way about God! That is a work in progress but it is not progressing very rapidly... I rarely have any feelings towards God or feelings from God, but yesterday I did have a feeling when I was saying the Short Obligatory Prayer... It could have been that In was just exhausted but I started to cry and I felt a presence.

I hang out more with nonbelievers than believers so I think it takes its toll on me.
 
Old 10-02-2017, 02:09 AM   #4
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Well done, it was from the heart and that is felt when one reads the poem.

There was a thread started to share these efforts, you may like to add to that as well.

Poems Inspired By the Faith of Baha'ullah

Regards Tony
 
Old 10-02-2017, 07:56 AM   #5
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Well done, it was from the heart and that is felt when one reads the poem.

There was a thread started to share these efforts, you may like to add to that as well.

Poems Inspired By the Faith of Baha'ullah

Regards Tony
I started my own Platonic Poems thread, since I'm going to a series based on those writers. But thanks for sharing that thread with me, I'll definitely check it out!!
 
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