Only The Light…


moon

Absent and not in view
The golden words of our past
Still there, an old craving to explore
Only in view, the shackles of time
The separation of days from its demise
As I write, to form a soul
Of once that was, now a dream

As I labor to turn,
The old wheels of fortune
In the land of my ancestors and poets
Only the words I have
At my disposal and at my service
As I rotate with the earth and its burdens
Through labyrinth of time and space
Not guilty my conscience and my soul
Of all my crimes, still there some peace
Always in debt to serve, in tattered clothes
The land up in smoke and in fury of hatred

When will you awake, from this slumber?
Of mayhem and of shames,
What will you do to these traditions of past
The murderous routines and ghastly crimes
The future is yours, belongs it to you
Only the steps, you need to take
Silence is a crime if you chose to remain
In surrender to the desires of the world
The glory will come, only if you refrain
From these acts of crime, to your land
Plenty of enemies in view but it’s within
Distinguish it well, as there it remains
The clues to your success and dreams

Hold it well and keep it close
The memories of your past
The promise of the future
Shine, my friends, shine …..
As it is in there you will find
The story of your being and its land
Do not wait or hope for others to come
Summon your souls and bodies to perform
The miracles of change, the miracle of unity
It’s time for you to form a soul
Still there, an old craving to explore
In shackles of time and despair of days
Only the light, only the light, in your fate

Kashkin

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6 thoughts on “Only The Light…

  1. Wah! Its such an amazing poem! I’ve felt rejuvenated after reading it. I loved these lines in particular;

    ‘The separation of days from its demise’ …

    ‘As I labor to turn,
    The old wheels of fortune’ …

    ‘Hold it well and keep it close
    The memories of your past
    The promise of the future
    Shine, my friends, shine …..

    ‘In shackles of time and despair of days
    Only the light, only the light, in your fate’ …

  2. @ shaysrebellion
    Many thanks for dropping by. Yes this place is for all friends but again you will not be treated here as a stranger. Poetry has no boundaries my friend.

    @Aadil
    Actually I like this poem as well. I dont know why. Most of the time I dont even remember what I wrote and forget and move away to the new topics, themes and concepts. I guess sometimes you just have something to hold onto before making new journeys…Many thanks

    @ Asma
    As always, your comments are much appreciated. Its time for me to visit you all as well on blogs..Been busy with long march here in UK and all the other activities

  3. Wow… 🙂
    I love it. It says what we need today and it says it so well, so convincingly — that’s the best a poet can achieve, a message that gets through to others ! Great work ! 🙂

  4. Thanks Cav. I think the message is getting across to many and inshallah one day will come…..All we have to do is keep trying. Whatever avenue we choose, whatever modes of thoughts and expression we form, it has to benefit humanity or at least our own people..

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