Friday, November 20, 2009

Me and You

You are I
me in the mirror
this kaleidoscopic world
yet I hesitate you and I
our reflection
we one another
till we use this mirror
to see each other - and breakthrough
to find ourself

when I scare you
I scare myself
-
and to love myself
is a journey unto peace
that I give you your due
this the beginning of a love
I myself am due
that I recognize you

in you as child
I see myself of past
that looks at me now
the adult that till now
had remained a mystery

in my own thoughts
once silence
I know yours
a final testament we are one
look inside yourself
so you may hear mine

each new face
from however far a place
even times past
is me another mood
myself the grand mystery
that I discover more

4 comments:

  1. Sometimes we need just a little explanation to further comprehend even our friends' work...this is certainly true of me. So because I want to understand your recent poetry, I hope you won't mind me asking if you would give a little intro? :)

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  2. Aunt,

    This poem articulates something I have recently realized that we are all similar so very much: that we react in the same ways, feel the same things. We are set apart thus only by the conditioning our respective enviornments put us through.

    At base we are ONE. This feeling and awarness love can amplify and clarify when it tears down another seperating wall.

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  3. WOW! OK then, I absolutely see what yu mean...it all works so perfectly...I wished I had given this more time...not easy to miss.

    And so beautifully yet simply put...not hard at all to see and make a fit.

    Here is the part I loved and saw best..."in my own thoughts
    once silence I know yours -
    a final testament we are one -
    look inside yourself
    so you may hear mine

    Profound, and nurturing...what peace we would all have were we to but see what you have seen, what you are telling us! I can't wait to read what Akhtar Sahib and Dr. Safi will say... Are yu there friends?

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  4. Yes...Let's see what they say aunt.. :)

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