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My Departed Friends

             Oh! Those whom I loved and cared that left this world
  Enjoying the bliss of heaven when my heart wreaths in pain
  Free from anguish and agony and attitudes apathetic and cold
Away from burning sunlight of hatred, ruthlessness and strain

My loving parents and my little sister departed one by one
The infinite mercy of the Creator granted them joy of heaven
 For me the luscious trees of love gave way to burning sun
       The path of life turned thorn infested, rocky and uneven
 The lustful demons of merciless world waiting for me on way
               My only weapon, my resolute, indomitable will
With God behind my relentlessness I conquered life in a sway
Lonely nights followed crowded days dreary, dreadful still

Then showered on me God’s sagacious and profound recompense 
Through love and compassion my beleaguered soul thrived
    On desert of life came the rain-filled clouds of loyalty of friends
    Roses bloomed, nightingale sang, life’s elegance revived

         But happy days are shorter than the morning dew’s life
You Manzoor, Arif, Marghub,.Nisar, Mehmuda, Ismat, Harry and Jo.
Who were spared the pains of this world of conflicts and strife.
Tranquility of heaven is your destiny, Aftab, Ferreira and Remigio

Your abode has elegant pink shadows and golden sunlight
    Fragrant rivers and gardens with flowers of colors unseen
Pebbles of emeralds and rubies present the sight’s delight
Gushing fountains, silvery lakes, hills and valleys ever green

 These bounties are rewards of goodness and your virtuous deeds
Your kindness, your compassion, and your illuminated soul
The Creator, most merciful and benevolent gifts beyond one needs
     More than lofty aspirations and much beyond your goal.

    Happy though I am for you I must still complain
                      Why you chose to desert me; why you left alone
The leaping flame of loneliness is my destiny again
The path to eternal bliss you took, to me you should have shown

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  1. Date: 10/27/2011 9:50:00 AM
    Sometimes I think that we should be the one who get sad because we still have times to make other sins and mistakes, while our passed loved ones already finished their job, and graduated from life... But we're human -and loss, for us is a deep cut inside our heart. God loves ones with loves for others... God loves you, Mohammad. I can sure you that.

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    Date: 10/27/2011 12:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Dinda, I am grateful to you for your understanding, your heart warming comments and your encouragement. I am indebted to you. God Bless you. -Mohammad
  1. Date: 5/29/2011 4:38:00 PM
    A real tribute. You are lucky to have had so many good friends. I always pray for a reunion someday. Vince

  1. Date: 5/26/2011 3:39:00 PM
    M., a very touching poem.. and one will never know the answer...p.d.

  1. Date: 1/30/2010 10:35:00 AM
    Vivid illuminations in this write. I'm sorry for your loss. You might appreciate my poem "When You Think of Me."

  1. Date: 1/21/2010 7:01:00 AM
    Mohammed,you are so poetic in your descriptions. Love that you employ metaphor a lot, as in this heartfelt poem. I found this line stunning:My only weapon, my resolute, indomitable will Keep that weapon close! And forge onward (posting some new poems as well??) Luv,Andrea

  1. Date: 1/9/2010 2:38:00 PM
    I am sure they didn't want to leave you Mohammad. You know when God calls you home I believe that He is so incredible irresistible that no sould can resist!! Yet they love us too! Hope you have found peace, my friend! God loves you too. You must know that! Peace, audrey

  1. Date: 9/27/2009 2:12:00 PM
    Great poem. In regard to your comment over my poem "Tulips sing" and to your shallow suggestion-- this is what I say: THOSE WHOSE AURAS ARE FLYING PARTICLES--are angels and saint for which humanity needs to adore and respect and read about more to become smart, but not to beware from them like idiots. You should realize ANGELS from PATHATICS. May I suggest reading "Petite home" ..thankful.

  1. Date: 9/27/2009 1:47:00 AM
    Very vivid thoughts mohammed,like a sudden rainbow without rain,a flash of thunder illuminating words of wonder, such as these. Regards, Prince

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 8:32:00 PM
    What's wrong with your muse, my friend? 3 months without posting! Come on, try at least with a haiku! Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/23/2009 10:32:00 PM
    You are very eloquent Mohammad...Your writes are fantastic. One must read them aloud... and very poetically! Always, Farah

  1. Date: 9/23/2009 3:18:00 PM
    Wonderful work, Mohammad! Emotive and touching write. Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/23/2009 9:16:00 AM
    Well we can hope for a glorious heaven however, I prefer the Joys of Life ... one of them being to participate in PoetrySoup ... smile ...beautiful writing here Mohammad ... WE ARE NOT ALONE, my friend ... blessings always ...

  1. Date: 9/22/2009 2:03:00 AM
    Very emotionally impacting write. To lose someone or ones is very hard even when we know that they are part of another kingdom now. Thanks for your comments on my work. Keep writing. Sara

  1. Date: 9/20/2009 5:34:00 PM
    The first two stanzas flawlessly set the mood in this piece....heartbreaking!! Terribly sad, my friend. Great word use and excellent write. Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/15/2009 11:57:00 AM
    Interesting indeed... poised. Pls read my poem "Saint Anne"...thankfully.

  1. Date: 8/15/2009 12:40:00 PM
    Poignant write here, Mohammad. Been quite awhile since you've posted here at the Soup!! Hope you return soon with more of your outstanding writing!

  1. Date: 6/26/2009 4:09:00 PM
    The imagery conveys you thoughts in a vivid way. The emotion comes throught your words. Much for the reader to think about in this poem. Keep on writing. Karen

  1. Date: 6/26/2009 3:20:00 PM
    The list grows longer with the years, my friend, but so is the joy of knowing them