Nebiyu Wossene

Rookie (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

I Want To Be... - Poem by Nebiyu Wossene

Poor, with plenty to give,
Worthless, who sits amongst the 'Weli', (Godly man)
Content, with no protest,
Just a glowing smile on my face,
Soft heart, with tearful eyes,
Mad, for only compassions,
Drunk, on 'Wine of Love',
Like a worthy slave.
But I am weak to improve less,
Weak, to control my 'Nefs'. (Self)
That's why I am looking for my heart, my conscience,
To in-sing as one, like nature does,
Heart to heart, Breath to breath,
To gain more virtues of this existence,
Before I lose myself,
Oh God,
Before, I wrong my own Self.


Comments about I Want To Be... by Nebiyu Wossene

  • (3/26/2013 2:35:00 PM)

    But I am weak to improve less,
    Weak, to control my 'Nefs'. (Self)

    such lines give the impression that you really know Sufis.
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  • (10/10/2007 1:53:00 AM)

    Thought provoking poem. Write more. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 15, 2011


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