Abdul Wahab


I Am Here And Now - Poem by Abdul Wahab

(Suggestion invited)

I do not want to do bad things to you
but something forcing me to do What
is that? Does it have any value? it has,
as of the saying as of a smoker ‘I do not
want to smoke, 'what's the uniqueness in it?
To save the uniqueness even in my dream
I shall ignore a Buddha when I find him. I want
to get enlightenment, nothing wrong with it
but an obstacles to achieve it, culprit is
the desire, when you get it, you fan the
fire, that way I burn myself, I don't want
to do bad to you but that forcing me, I am
not too stupid to have the power to create that
enemy, I have a big place like the nursing bed
of understanding where this rascal does exist,
understanding the paradox I long to set the bed
of desire on fire by my thirst, to quench it, I close
the door of future, open up: ‘'I am now and here, ''
a new perspective to be happy with what is with me.


Comments about I Am Here And Now by Abdul Wahab

  • Shahzia Batool (1/20/2013 1:46:00 AM)


    For the parenthetical invite, i must say the poem focuses on uniqueness and the individual features everyman is endowed with, so i think that the killing of buddha is not any controversial phrase, rather it is a symbol for the recognition of one's own self, a kind of lustration of soul, an illumination of mind, not by any external source of inspiration but by some internal channels... (Report) Reply

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  • (1/19/2013 2:18:00 AM)


    We call them 'auto suggestions' when our minds escalate and cry for equations unknown. In the galaxy of all the philosophers with religious bend of thinking, the Buddha is perhaps the Venus.
    The debate must be on things more earthly than this. We are bound to preserve our uniqueness even otherwise.
    But your write has a unique point to thrive on. Well crafted too.
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  • Wahab Abdul (1/18/2013 10:42:00 AM)


    thank you for your comment, this is not killing Buddha, man, it has different connotation and meaning, this poem is bout many things one is to preserve uniqueness, so one section of Buddhists says that ''if you come across a Buddha, kill him '' in the sense, let not Buddha become your ideal and start imitating him and destroy your uniqueness.... (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (1/18/2013 9:48:00 AM)


    We all seem to accept the fact that some thing is forcing us but knowing it beyond is as illusive and frustrating as quiting smoking. Still some overcome the barrier. Being here and not worrying about is a good perspective. Just don't think of killing Buddha or any body else! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 18, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 27, 2013


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