Shahida Latif

The Rise And Fall - Poem by Shahida Latif

When the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve,
The Vice of all creatures rise from the seat,
To the heavenly spheres contain in themselves,
A pack of divine wisdom, fragrance of all roses,
The light of stars, coolness of the dawn,
Depth of oceans and vastness of the sky,
Serenity of the mirror, and flow of the river,
Essence of patience, love and tolerance,
Innocence of a rabbit and boldness of a lion.
By doing so they surpass the angels:
The most obedient flawless creature.

When the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve,
The Vice of all creatures fall from the seat,
Contain in themselves the traits of animals,
Appetite of vultures, fierceness of wolves,
Poison of serpents and stings of scorpions,
So they become voluptuous and lecherous,
And have a heart free of conscience pricking,
Over-ridden with the flies of avarice and greed,
They do nothing but trouble God’s Mind,
When He see the masterpieces being spoiled.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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