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Why Am I

The delicate flowers blow on the bough                                                                                                                   And fragrance and color bestow                                                                                                   The symphony of chirping birds resound in valleys and fields                                                               Gigantic clouds bring rains and enriched soil yields

Light and warmth is the sun’s gift and the moon gifts its glow                                                When ice melts on high mountains underneath them rivers flow                                                      All the things have a purpose, each a role to play                                                                      What is the purpose of my being? I beseech someone say

Have I any greater purpose; have I a greater role?                                                                              Or eat, drink and be merry is my life's object sole                                                                                 My youthful days and love life are shorter than a wink                                                               Like Socrates the hemlock of death will be served to me to drink

Life has what meaning for me, tell me what it’s for                                                                  What if I have meager means or have resources more                                                              Happiness always distances when love remains apart                                                                  My chest becomes a target for the anguish’s lethal dart

What is the purpose of my being; how I long to know                                                                   To the soul’s stark darkness give the vision’s glow

Sintra, Portugal – Sept. 1, 2013. 

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  1. Date: 6/24/2014 9:07:00 AM
    Awesomeness / my mind runs same way.

  1. Date: 12/30/2013 10:11:00 AM
    This is a beautiful poem with a lot of meaning. I too often ask myself that question. As i layed in my hospital bed - I asked God to take my life. I was too sick, did not I would make it. I also told Him - if you let me live - let it be for something good. He will let me know later what my purpose is. He will also let you know..... Lucilla

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 4:55:00 AM
    Mohammad, --Dropping by with SMILES and CHRISTMAS CHEERS. Thank You for making this a great year for ALL OF US. --- May magic fill your days and all your dreams come true this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTMAS <3 Love Linda -The Sweetest Poet Destroyer

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 12/24/2013 12:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda. Merry Christmas and a very happy and prosperous New Year. Your contributions to the poetrysoup have been invaluable. I am sure you will work with greater zeal in years to come. Love. -Mohammad
  1. Date: 12/12/2013 3:16:00 PM
    - It is seldom I see now Mohammad .... therefore I must now wish you a beautiful Christmas celebration with your family and good friends - All the best to you. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 12/24/2013 1:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Merry Christmas and a very happy and prosperous New Year. Yes, Anne perhaps it is the poets block. However, I have been busy having my third book titled Rubai'yat of Josh Malihabadi -Stars & Gems published in USA by Createspace of Amazon. The book can be viewed on Amazon.com and on the Kindle. I have also been undergoing treatment for health problems. May be you will see me more active on poetrysoup in days to come. Love. -Mohammad
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 7:53:00 PM
    You have a great poem here. In life we have to have a purpose, lf not - we don't have a life. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 12/24/2013 1:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your heart warming comments. Love. -Mohammad
  1. Date: 9/23/2013 6:07:00 PM
    You have a great powerful meaning here..I love it keep inking!

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 12/24/2013 1:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your kind comments Fatima. This is most encouraging. Regards
  1. Date: 9/3/2013 11:47:00 PM
    this is really great writing and message. The question posed my mankind for eons!!!

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 3:24:00 PM
    We all have a purpose but so many never find their nitch in the scheme of life..Enjoyed reading your philosophical work..Thanks for the visit to my poem page..Your visits are always encouraging..Sara

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 11:15:00 AM
    - A deep and touching poem ..... but still beautiful! - Thank you my friend Mohammad !! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 9/3/2013 2:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for visiting my poem and for your heart warming comments. It has always intrigued me to have an insight in the meaning of existence. This poem is a process of soul searching.
  1. Date: 9/2/2013 9:18:00 AM
    You have discussed a very philosophical subject of existence

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 9/2/2013 1:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ram for your uplifting comments. If the mankind would have the insight about the meaning of existence it will cure many ills plaguing the society. Regards. -Mohammad