The Savior - Poem by Sayeed Abubakar
Look, how the hungry Fire gapes at us
like a python, like a ravenous whale
and like the Bermuda Triangle!
How terribly the maddened Firedevours bricks and stones,
and drinks the plies of snowlike tasty wine!
Like a demon, the Fire eatscrunching the bones of Cain, eats the skeleton of Lahab and like the palm's kernel, eatsuprooting the blue eyes of Genghis Khan.
Hi, where are you goinglike a bewildered horse?
O Horse, where are you goingraising your obstinate tail, o Bull?
Breaking down the wall of sight, look, how horribly the hungry Fire gapes at us! Such a fire it is which devours piercing not only our visible body but also the deer of our invisible soul,eats up, like a rat, the invisible coconutof our heart bit by bit.
There is no Jesus more who will absorball the sins into his cross;
There is no Gautama more who will playday and night the flute of wisdom
sitting under the shade of the Bodhi Tree;
There is no Krishna more who will pour down the cloud of love into Radha's thirsty eyes;
There is no Mohammad more who will rushto save you from the clutch of hungry Fire.
O Man, O Horse, O Bull,
Remember, there is no prophet more;
Remember, except a love-lorn poet, there is no savior more.
*Lahab was Prophet Mohammad's (sm) sore enemy.
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