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Thursday, June 19, 2008


I am a shadow



I am a shadow,
but not as dense as I used to be.
My shades are fading.
I was playing hide and seek with the Sun once.
It kept my density intact.
I was thinking:
I preserve myself better that way.
Self-defense, like all animals, all living beings.
I was preserving by staying away from the sun.
I laugh at my Immaturity now.
I was going nowhere then.
Preservation means losing big time.
Preserving body keeps the soul in chains.
Now every day I become less and less dense.
I am becoming more transparent.
My love reached to me.
And I reached to him.
Still have a long way to go.
Or maybe not that long.
Only he knows.
The one who sent me here.
"Go, be a shadow on earth", he says.
Let see if you can do what I am sending you for.
Let's see if you can find your way back home.

He is a gambler, and so am I.
But now I am a smart one.
I learned from my master.
His bit was always sure.
I learned to make mine sure too.
I have a great teacher.
His essence did the trick.
I try to destroy everything,
that's not him, within me.
I am throwing away the impurity.
I am transparent shadow now.
I am not as eager to play anymore.
I am bored from that game.
But now the sun is addicted to what we started.

Playing hide and seek.
I am making progress.
Every day I become less and less dense.
You can see through me now.
Soon he will have no choice but to accept me.
Sun will shine.
I will go away.
Disappear forever

It doesn't matter anymore.
I see him around the corner,
The one I am playing with.
I abandon the game
and I walk toward him.
I run when I can.
For me the game is over.
He laughs, he says come on.
You made it.
I frown, I say what took you so long.
Then I laugh too.
I don't exist.
I am part of Sun, eternal Sun.


He is addicted.
He will send more shadows.
But they are not going to be me.
I feel sorry for them.
And pray that they play the game.
As good as I did.
I want to show them one trick.
If they listen:
Don't be fools.
Your games are timed.
Your time is limited. His is not.
As long as you remember that,
His love is so great. He lets you win.
I am happy now.
What a bargain!
I sold myself, and bought the Sun.
"Ahmad"

P.S.
I have translated this poem in Farsi, you can read it here !!


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Calendar of shadows: June 19, 2008

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