Aftab Alam

(15 th April 1967 / , , RANCHI,)

Go on Praying


Sat there, on the valley of flowers, a place
And there, a little far, a brook by the Lord's grace
Colorful birds are preening with their beaks
Captured, whole nature within, With follies kicks

Closed the eyes and took a deep breath
Fragrance went in, nose that smelt the smell
Auditory stimuli grasped the song with bell
Brook fought with stones, witnessed by heath

Calm and placid, everywhere, within and around me
Ah! It’s a nature painting, a joyous moment, seen, see!
A calm breeze and the brook and the birds and flowers
Whispered, Pray! We all are praying; with heavenly showers

Suddenly knelt down and whispered ‘Glory to be Allah’, thought
Came in mind; ’to root out the breath and plant here itself to sprout’

Submitted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 13, 2013

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