Just Penned!! – I Await the Syllable

I know no music
I know not to pull strings,
Never I’d hit the percussion
Nor the Ney I’ve blown

I await that syllable
To fall from above,
Or erupt from within;
I await that syllable

I await that syllable,
To make that note;
To dawn over the dream,
To keep me afloat!

I await that syllable
Of no pitch, no shrill!
I await that syllable
That cuffs me whole!

I await that syllable
That shrills through my spine
I await that syllable
To shatter me divine

Mashook Rahman
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Just Penned!! – The Soul Charmer

There! His notes spring!
The notes charm my soul!
The whiff of His tune stirs!
His tune stirs my soul!

The blanks between the blow,
Stops my soul’s flow!
I keep my head low,
Yet sway to His tune’s glow

Far, from far, afar,
His tune lures me to swirl!
I swirl with a charmed soul,
With desires charred to coal!

The incense of His tune,
I’m taken by, fumes my soul in love!
I fume in love as love,
His charm, harms my being!

Harmed by His charm,
My soul’s dirt whither!
I swim out from the pandemonium,
The pandemonium of lust!

The charmer weaves His tune,
Maze of truth lures me!
The maze of truth lures me out,
From mirage of my very being!

Swirling and swirling,
I shed my very skin!
His tune clogs me,
And sends me within!

I ain’t anymore!
I ain’t anymore!
Find me, but as His tune!
The charmer is, I’m not!

Hu! Hu! Hu! Hu!

Mashook Rahman
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Just Penned!! – The seeds of Light

SubhanAllah

The tree of truth is immortal
Composed with seeds of light
Breathing the truth of truth void
Bearing the fruits of truth

The tree is not of any nature
The tree is the nature
Its fruits belong to no season
The fruits come for a reason

Nothing waters the tree
The tree’s drunk of the divine wine
Yet there is a stream
That springs from the tree

The fruits ripe beaming in love
With seeds of the light of truth
When twigs are timid to bear them
The fruits drop over the stream and move

The fruits drop by the dry soils
Where the stream is denied
The seeds of light roots deep
There springs the tree of truth

Life fades in and fades out
Yet, life is alive formless
Those that have taken forms,
Melt into the roots of the tree!

Mortals are the naive
Truth gives the immortal high!

Mashook Rahman
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Just Penned!! – The Big Foe

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It’s a suicide shot
I fell by my side
The big foe laughed at me
The big foe laughed at me

The dream shattered at once
I sat up, like a dunce
Slowly, very slowly
I peeled the web off the dream

The big foe was there
With an ugly gaze and stare
Gnawing too rudely
He giggled at me like a flare

The big foe did that
Gave a pat on my back
Wiped the sweat of guilt
He soothed me of my sins

The big foe fed me
With reasons for my wrongs
The big foe gave a hug
And led me through new wrongs

The big foe lulled me
I slept on his lap
The big foe threatened me
Of my sins he had a track

At once, I had a shock
I froze like a rock
He gifted me a gun
But smiled like a nun

It’s a suicide shot
I fell by my side
The big foe laughed at me
The big foe laughed at me

Mashook Rahman
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Just Penned!! – With those pink paws

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All I want is a bit of myself,
With those pink paws
That left no tread marks

With those closed fists
That were pure from sinners’ lists

With that umblical cord
That connected me with the God

With that content of silence
That kept my contented conscience

With that open heart
That only remembered Him

With that clenched teeth
That never uttered a lie

With that nimble mind
That had no bias

With those cool eyes
That saw everything of the skies

With that piece of wisdom
That I never revealed

With that moment of truth
I’m void of now!

Mashook Rahman
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Just Penned!! – I Never Go Empty

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I’m the spout
I spring with Thy love
I never go empty
As my content is Thee!

Thy mercy fills in for me
I go into the banished realms, leaving Thee!
Ye are the wine inebriated
None could tell Thy realm’s taste

In love, I’m left spell bound
Yet Thy rhythm flows deep in me
I hearken like a bereaved soul
Yet dance to Thy beat,
With every drop of my soul

Ye made me long for Thee
The longing is the blessing indeed
This is a blessing bare and bare
For in love disguise is unfair

None on the streets know
In what I’m drenched
None in the trenches know
In what I’m fenced

I’m the spout
I spring with Thy love
I never go empty
As my content is Thee!

Mashook Rahman
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Just Penned!! – I wish the Beloved be!

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No water can cleanse me
Except the tears that roll out of love
No water can cleanse me
Except the bereaved tears for the departed

No water can cleanse me
Except the tears in the thought of the beloved
No water can cleanse me
Except the spilled spittle of the beloved

No water exists that can cleanse me
Except the sweat of communion with the Beloved
No water exists that can cleanse me
Except the dampness of the Beloved’s feet

I’m unkempt, messy and scruffy
But feel groomed in the thought of the Beloved
I’m sinful, filthy and nasty
But gleam redeemed in the thought of the Beloved

I wish the Beloved be!
I wish the Beloved be!
I wish the Beloved be!
Not me! At once!

Mashook Rahman
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Just Penned!! – The Prison of Faith

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Not chained down!
Not locked in!
But for the fear,
I’m almost near!

No bars around,
Mercy fills abound
I love lying still,
In the prison of faith!

My awestruck eyes
Keep seeing Him
At once so near,
At once afar

Nothing parts
Nothing binds
There He is, clear!
There He is, blinding!

I’m frozen in faith
In love with the prison
I pray not to be set free
From His cozy, cozy cuddle

Mashook Rahman
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Just Penned!! – Sword of wisdom

Sword of wisdom
Never slits coward minds;
Nor peels the skin of darkness
Or make a wound for the light to enter

Coward minds are those,
That cling to that what is to die,
To the corpse that they live in,
To the thought that they exist!

Chains of belief,
Never set you fly in faith!
When the sky is a farce,
Coward minds dream of the stars!

Humble, humble, humble!
At once, bow to the sword
Let all the greed bleed out
Feel light off the flesh
Feel the light’s gushing rush
Let the mind face its fate,
Let wisdom kill its bate

You can’t live in the womb forever;
Nor you deserve the doom!
After all, life is an instance of memory,
Wisdom the epitomizes the bloom!

Mashook Rahman
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Just Penned!! – The Music of Oneness

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Notes from the strings of Mirabai
Smudge into the Ney of Rumi
The fragrance of music spilling in colors
Brings into love, the corpses of the worlds

There dances, Rumi, Mira, Majnoon and Laila
All in their own realms of love
They know not each other, but their beloved
So poisonous is the music of oneness

The syllables of love’s score
Keeps the light of oneness alive
The omnipresence of music
Orchastrates the resonating time

There in the soul,
Love drizzles in rhyme
Drenched in the hymn
Soul trembles and chimes

The music of oneness
Melts the soul into nothing
From where it bleeds
Into the realm of oneness

“Form or formless
God is oneness”,
The music of oneness
Feeds this to the soul

The greed to be larger than life
Reduces to a drop of love
With the music of oneness brimming within
“I” melts within, within, within

O deluge of music!
Kill me to the atom
O deluge of oneness!
Leave me not, but Thee!

O! Melt me, melt me, melt me love
In Thee, is my crest and trough
When I stop to wave on earth
Dwell me in Thy silent “Hum”

Mashook Rahman
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