Arise Dear Friend!


Arise my friend!

And contemplate the Real World

For I need your help as time is running out

If I have no companion here to help me,

My eyes will close

Then sleep will cast me out.

Arise dear heart! And see who truly lives

Behold the Real One illuminating everything

If we rise up together as true seekers

We can rouse ourselves when sleep comes lingering.

Stand up you subtle soul!

And observe the world’s true nature

Witness the universe, just a floating speck of dust

Bask in the Blessed Light, that gives it all a meaning

Wake from the nightmare of your self and of your lusts.

Rub your eyes, dear friend!

And stretch out your horizons,

And let’s link arms and sing for the One who only lives

As partners let us search for that special healer

Who will prescribe a pill which keeps us ever attentive.

Wake up my friend!

For life is rapidly passing,

And though we are engrossed, we are but sleepwalking in a dream

Rise up and be engulfed by the One and Only

Arise and realize that we exist through Him.

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About Novid Shaid

I am a Muslim writer and English teacher. I have written poetry, short stories, a play, and I am currently working on a novella. My subject matter and themes are related to Islam, Sufism, politics and also my job as a secondary school teacher. My work is copyrighted and any works published here may not used or copied without my prior consent. You can contact me via the "Contact Me" page, if you wish to use any these writings. I am keen to gain the notice of publishers and if any are interested in my writings, please contact me via the "Contact Me" page. Was salaam, Peace

3 thoughts on “Arise Dear Friend!

  1. Jazak Allah khayr for sharing this Sidi, very timely indeed as was also contemplating the same subject today, alhumduliLah.

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