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The Question

                   The Question … 

Once I had a question, I asked a friend,
What is my purpose, and what is the end?
What happen to us, when we will die?
Do we turn to ghost ready to fly?

He smiled at me, and nodded his head,
“How stupid you are” he grinned and said.
Don’t you know that, you’ll turn to dust?
All the laws of science are just and must.
If the light is gone, darkness appear,
Why should the darkness causing the fear.
You’re up one day bashful and gay,
Next day you’re dead, sleeping all day.

I looked at my friend, and asked again,
What is the nature of water in rain?
Water in the ocean is plain and cold,
It dies into steam, when heat is bold.
Rises into clouds, like a wingless bird,
Reborn into rain, which I’m sure you’ve heard.
How do you know that when I turned dead,
I might not come back with proof be said?

He looked at me glaring, and told me so,
Foolishness is bliss, how do you know?

I told him to follow, and trust your heart.
Go within yourself, but yet depart.
Further and further into your soul,
Sometime the science is out of control. 
I told him the story of moth and flame,
They fly into fire, no one to blame.
They are like a worm, crawling on ground;
They die in cocoon in round and round.
They will be reborn, after they are dead,
They grow wings and legs, flying instead. 

I told him about living and life,
Living and dying, always in strife.
The water in rain and moth and weed,
Came from the steam, and worm and seed.

One day I will be, drinking the dew,
Drunken in rainbow and singing adieu.

He started to think about moth and rain,
He looked at me, whistled, walked in vain.
He left me with cautious nodded his head,
Thinking of dying, once he is dead.

I did not see my friend ever again,
I heard he was singing and dancing in rain.

1/20/2016 Haloo


What has Nature to teach us in regards to the Soul?

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Date: 7/5/2016 10:35:00 PM
Excellent, great rhythm, great writing
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 7/7/2016 1:06:00 AM
Thank you very much....
Date: 7/1/2016 8:21:00 AM
no vegetative (or vegitive) state here, no sir ree. You aced the prompt and with creativity and rhyme to boot. Congratulations from someone who enjoyed your piece immensely. It's not all about taking the highest placement; this is a top quality poem. Shh! don't tell anyone, I'd give it first place.
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 7/1/2016 10:43:00 AM
Thank you for the vote of confidence. Is not about winning or losing, it is about the message. Thanks again.
Date: 6/30/2016 3:31:00 AM
Excellent read. Very thought provoking. I'm new to this, but wrote a poem called my answer which had all the same concepts, but not nearly as well done. Check mine out if you like. I'm in the healthcare field, so it's horribly scientific. The message is the same though. I'm impressed
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 6/30/2016 5:07:00 PM
thanks Tanis
Date: 2/18/2016 8:56:00 AM
This is wonderful and lovely. Nice poetry here dear friend.
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 2/18/2016 11:12:00 AM
Thanks Funom, thank you for reading my work. It seems that we are on the same page regarding poetry... You are very accomplished yourself... Please stop by anytime, Love to chat with you... Pashng
Date: 2/9/2016 4:20:00 PM
Love your concept on your poem. The out come is always repeated the ecosystem that's how the world survives.
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 2/9/2016 5:24:00 PM
I didn't know you have a contest... I will jump into it....
Date: 2/8/2016 9:52:00 AM
I love science,I love these great minds who try to solve our mysteries..and if I love them,I love their creator who am sure has a greater mind than all..I do believe We are created from love ,and nothing born through love and God will turn to dust.That is my humble opinion. Love your poem ..it makes me ponder about the living.: )
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 2/8/2016 1:54:00 PM
Thank you Charmaine.. I love science as well. I studied and taught science my entire life. There was a time in my life that I believed" SEEING is BELIEVING" and science will answer everything; then I realized that the way we interpret the data is through our sensory organs, eyes, ears... and etc. I don't trust my eyes how can trust the information that I am getting from it. All my works are philosophical and spiritual, I am seeking the love that you mentioned. Please read a couple more you'll understand MY LOVE!
Date: 2/7/2016 9:32:00 AM
Hello Pashang! All of us have our volition in life. I enjoyed reading this great masterpiece of yours. Thank you so much. love lots and hugs, Galeo
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Date: 2/7/2016 1:40:00 PM
My volition in life is to try to understand the perplexity of our creation. You are too kind using the word "masterpiece" for my work. How can you judge by reading only one! I am not complaining, I am just inviting you to read few more. Thank you again Galeo for being so nice...... Pashang
Date: 2/5/2016 1:10:00 PM
Pashang, another good write on the refusal of people to accept a spiritual existence. Although I have written a lot on this matter I feel that my introduction to your work today is awakening a desire to put pen to paper again in this regard..... Thank you
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 2/5/2016 3:33:00 PM
"Rumi" the greatest spiritual poet/philosopher that ever lived a 1000 years ago said, " Like a candle I shine, reflecting the light .. Turn my fortune so I can shed myself candle-like. I do the same thing, I think you do it as well. Keep doing it.. Thank you for stopping by....
Date: 2/4/2016 8:14:00 AM
Yes there is the science of life, and they reveal more of that all the time. But as you say, the fun exciting parts of life, come from its mystery. Nice words.
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Date: 2/4/2016 5:45:00 PM
Yes it is the mystery of mysteries. Life is an anomaly, we shouldn't be....
Date: 2/4/2016 7:08:00 AM
When we go back in time, there is no beginning--so I say, "All bets are off". We only see the shadows--not the reality as you point out so well. A very big mystery is.
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Date: 2/4/2016 5:43:00 PM
How do you know Duke? There is Heisenberg uncertainty principle and Schrodinger ‘s probability function that states, EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE .... Shadows came from light and light exist in a form of duality matter and energy. In my question and every other piece that i have, I am seeking that ambiguity version of our existence. Why are we here? As you said the mystery of mysteries.
Date: 2/3/2016 6:39:00 AM
Excellent write, Pashang. I love poetry that makes you think about life. T.J
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 2/4/2016 5:33:00 PM
Thanks TJ... Everything I do is complicated...
Date: 2/2/2016 6:14:00 AM
Great write, Pashang. I told another writer just the other day. I am thinking that we never really die, we just pass from world to world in different forms. A7 for the poem.
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 2/2/2016 8:35:00 AM
Hi Daniel, some people turn off they reply mode! I do not... I truly believe on everything I say. The form that used in this is called "masnavi" it is a Rhyming Couplets with Spiritual Meaning.Thank you for the grade..
Date: 1/29/2016 4:15:00 PM
Hi Pashang, you probe with questions and make us think about life and all that it brings with it. Whatever the experts say, it is up to us to make wise and fruitful decisions; good choices will lead to happiness. // paul
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 1/30/2016 10:25:00 AM
Thanks for stopping by... The greatest expert of all said, " Away bitterness, keep my taste sweet... my mouthful of wine, never deplete". cheers