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Below is the poem entitled Let There Be Light which was written by poet Mohammad Yamin. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Let There Be Light

Ignite your heart and let there be light
When darkness of lust ushers love and peace take flight
The claws of wars and strife maul the face of mankind
Termite of time swallows the soul and mind

Souls are blackened with pretence and lies
The colorful rainbow vanishing from skies, ugliness thrives
The demon of greed let loose, multiplies
The ravaging of earth being witnessed by skies

Let us harness the wild horse of desires
Life is short build no empires
Listen O you! Mubaraks, Gaddafis, Saddams and likes
Repent before the mighty hand of Providence strikes

Cyrus, Caesar and Alexander’s might
All vanished and nowhere in sight
Their pomp, grandeur, diamonds and gold
Perished, robbed, squandered and sold

Why then rob, steal and store
Insatiable lust wanting more and more
The glamour of wealth you so much adore 
Vanishes through the other door
 
The edifice of your political power, your strength
Your greed and lust going to any length
Have sealed the destiny of all oppressed
Frail, embittered, forlorn, depressed 

You caterers of misery, anguish and sorrow
Known tyrants of history tomorrow
Those that rely on shrewdness and cunning 
Those that natures calls keep shunning

The wealth of the nation, a trust treat
Listen to what sense and sanity entreat 
Ignite your heart with the flame of love and care
Spare the nation from anguish and despair
---
Sintra, Portugal July 22, 2012

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  1. Date: 11/3/2012 10:41:00 PM
    oh but if we only could (spare the nation) great message in this poem,.

  1. Date: 10/7/2012 7:00:00 AM
    It's a long time since I've read anything from you now Mohammad..... was so happy when I found this lovely poem. - Thank you wrote it and share it with me. :) Have a lovely Sunday. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 11/4/2012 7:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne for your kind and uplifting comments. I am grateful for your appreciation. Love. -Mohammad
  1. Date: 10/7/2012 6:48:00 AM
    I feel an anthem coming on here within this write, it have a wonderful tone and feel to it.. regards to the author

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 10/7/2012 5:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for you kind comments Annie. You are extremely kind. As the saying goes "beauty is in the eye of beholder". Thanks once again
  1. Date: 9/22/2012 7:09:00 AM
    Great truths you have penned in these lines...Enjoyed reading this morn..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..Sara

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 5:58:00 PM
    Quite a fascinating and comprehensive view of the evils humans inflict on each other and what they do to the earth. The poem is raw and convicts those who are the perpetrators of the seemingly endless stories we hear.Love, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 8/14/2012 11:58:00 AM
    "Ignite your heart with the flame of love and care." Just one of the lines I like. You always project your deep sincerity in your poems. This is great. Readers will remember that sincerity, and, hopefully, glimpse the light of love. Love, daver

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 8/14/2012 2:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your kind remarks. I admire your judgement. Regards
  1. Date: 8/10/2012 5:22:00 PM
    sigh..I'm afraid bad folk do throughly enjoy being bad..just as good folks enjoy being good. Thanks so much for stoping by my writes. Light & Love

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 8/10/2012 5:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Debbie, you are right bad people enjoy being bad unconsciece of the ephemeral life of this enjoyment. It is sad that they can't read the writing on the wall. They are oblivious of their bleak destiny at the hands of the Providence. Love. -Mohammad
    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 8/10/2012 5:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your appreciation, Laila. I am so grateful. If you want to read my collection of poems and my versified translation of works of some of the classical poets of the Urdu literature look for the title The Rainbow of Dreams. The image of book cover appears on the facebook. Best wishes. -Mohammad
  1. Date: 8/10/2012 4:04:00 PM
    Great poem Mohammed!! Hugs - Laila ;)

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 8/10/2012 5:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your appreciation, Laila. I am so grateful. If you want to read my collection of poems and my versified translation of works of some of the classical poets of the Urdu literature look for the title The Rainbow of Dreams. The image of book cover appears on the facebook. Best wishes. -Mohammad
    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 8/10/2012 5:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your appreciation, Laila. I am so grateful. If you want to read my collection of poems and my versified translation of works of some of the classical poets of the Urdu literature look for the title The Rainbow of Dreams. The image of book cover appears on the facebook. Best wishes. -Mohammad
  1. Date: 8/8/2012 1:58:00 AM
    An extremely powerful poem, it really touched my heart! ~Tammy~

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 8/10/2012 5:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Tammy for your heart warming comments. I am grateful
  1. Date: 7/25/2012 8:29:00 PM
    Great poem Mohammed, I love the line, Ignite your heart with the flame of love and care, what a wonderful world this would be if we all did just this, thank you for sharing, hugs vie

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 8/10/2012 4:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Vienna for reading my poem and for your encouraging words. I am grateful. It may interest you to know that my collection of poems titled The Rainbow of Dreams has been published in USA by Createspace of Amazon and can be procured through Internet from Amazon. One special feature of the book is that it also includes my versified translation of works of some eminent classical Urdu poets. Image of the book cover is on the facebook. Care to read the book? -Mohammad