Treasure Island

Shahida Latif


An Intent


Oh! God, bless me and all,
The world is quite changed into,
The flaming thorny wilderness.
My eyes can see no more,
These false puppet shows;
And rising all around the fire,
Of jealousy and mincing hate.

All men and women of the world,
Move confounded in extra-haste,
Obsessed by their own interests;
Heedless towards the needy fellows.
Crying to be rescued out of
The marshes and mud of troubles;
Splintered, Sunk knee deep.

The cries melt my heart,
That languishes in warm drops,
Weeps and moans in silence;
And emerges a prayer from
The deep unexplored recesses,
Of the palpitating organ;
And whispers to me its intent,
“Oh! God, Bless me and all,
As I intend to change, the world,
The flaming thorny wilderness,
Into flowery, fragrant zone of Eden.

Submitted: Friday, August 04, 2006
Edited: Saturday, August 21, 2010
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