Yesterday, I was stopped by a mountain,
And a thunderous waterfall while on my way,
To the eternal truth and a spiritual fountain,
I paused and then God's help shone like a ray,
Of pure, ethereal, soul-uplifting light,
A friend kept quiet and another came in sight.
Good and decent, blessed with a great gift,
To see through people and their motives,
And a strange way of empathising and being,
Deeply understanding plus a heart that gives,
Now, I bathe my body and soul in the rain,
And get ready to move onwards again.
I can cross all barriers and swim past seas,
I can break the bones of wandering betrayers,
For blessed with the strength of Samson am I,
And the blood of Caliph Ali'*, which doesn't freeze,
And as long as this new-found friend smiles at me,
I remain undaunted to make He and I -- We.
(Written and posted by Muhammad Naveed Ahmed/Emmenay on July 21, 2011).

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*CALIPH ALI: Ali bin Abu Talib, the cousin of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) who became his son-in-law too. Known for his bravery, courage, valour and steadfastness as well as his knowledge, piety, generosity and love for God Almighty and His Messenger (PBUH). Distinguished himself at almost every stage of his life ever since he became a Muslim at the age on nine.

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