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The Voice

The Voice… In a dark night that was darker than my pain, nothing was there for me except to complain. I hid myself within emptiness of bed, nothing was there except, loneliness instead . I heard a sound that was not like any sound. Joyously called my name, sought me, and then found. He told me to get up, wake up, look at dawn, the darkness of the night soon will be all gone. The voice told me that morning dawn full of light; has a power to wash darkness from its night. The voice asked me about my days of my youth my youth. That I am old and grey, with forgotten truth. I asked him that who are you and what are you? I don't know you, didn’t see you passing through. Who are you that suddenly came to my room? Aren’t you God, and I am, meeting my doom? I called your name many times when I was young. I prayed your name day and night with broken tongue. Now you are calling my name at this day and age, not worth talking to you, anger, creates rage. I am too old and I had too many sins, Living is only game that nobody wins. Go and bother another soul beside me, I am tired of you, you shall never be. The voice told me that I am out of my mind, and I have been beguiled, as though I am blind. He told me that he was with me the whole time. He let me to fly, in this paradigm. He told me that he is the end of a start. He is the love that cries from an aching heart. He told me that he is water in a spring, he is those nightingales who so blithely sing. He told me that he is bottom and he’s up. He is grape and he is wine in the same cup. He told me that he gave feathers for a flight. He made it so the sun shall set within night. I asked him that if I see you with my eyes, I will be like the moon,light up the night skies. That I looked for any sign to believe him, with just all promises, dreams maybe all grim. He told me to wake up, open up my eyes, and see what is to see, blessing in disguise. I did open my eyes saw a glowing bright, like a drifting shadow in ocean of light. I saw my son saying "wake up! wake up!, dad", What is matter with you, are you going mad? 5/14/16

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Date: 3/8/2020 4:09:00 AM
How expressive a piece.. as we would expect from you Pashang, I value the searching in your Soul that is written all over this great write.' My best wishes and God bless'
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Date: 2/28/2020 7:39:00 PM
Last time I came to this one was 2016 . How time flies. It has become your second best poem at Soup. It is no wonder this one is so popular for you! so very spiritual it is.
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Date: 12/12/2019 4:16:00 AM
Very spiritually uplifting poetry, Pashang! So many gems of truth ink spread generously. This is a stellar bright write, by a talented poet. Love and more love always.
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Date: 8/26/2018 3:44:00 AM
HE is the source and result of so many things which we often fail to notice, and appreciate! Old age affords us the time to ponder! Glad I came across this beautiful poem today, Pashang; you uplift the reader's spirit. Regards // paul
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 8/28/2018 2:21:00 AM
Thank you, Paul... I like this story of mine very much...masnavi should be spiritual ... I'm so glad you liked this piece...
Date: 3/5/2018 6:58:00 AM
Hello Pashang, Thanks for your comment on my recent poem on "Nightmares." As I have time, I plan to read more of your poetry. Although I've used a number of formats and forms of poetry, I've never seen the "Masnavi" before. "The Voice," as portrayed by you in this particular poetic format, is a superb piece of writing. An extraordinary poem with a marvelous narrative, and a definite FAVE in my book!! Best Wishes, Gary
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 3/5/2018 10:48:00 AM
Gary, you are too kind..... Masnavi is simple form, with simple theme. It must be spiritual or romantic couplet that always seeks God, Love or both.... nothing else. I love this style because of its simplicity. Once again thank you.
Date: 1/2/2017 1:39:00 AM
A very interesting and profound poem. Carole Duet
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 1/3/2017 5:54:00 PM
Thanks Carole..
Date: 10/3/2016 3:31:00 PM
Wow, this is what poetry is all about... a high 7.... Linda
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Date: 11/15/2016 12:05:00 PM
Thanks Linda...sorry for delay...
Date: 9/6/2016 11:40:00 PM
Hi Pashang, I see reflectiveness and elements of reality combined with the yearning of your soul here, Little in fact do we realise just how close we are in our reaching out to God, although it may seem folly at times to believe, all we see temporally is doomed to oblivion.' Good to read your account today.'
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Date: 9/7/2016 12:07:00 AM
Thank you Joe, I know I'll get my answer one day..
Date: 9/6/2016 12:11:00 PM
I really enjoyed this
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Date: 9/6/2016 12:33:00 PM
Thank you..
Date: 9/6/2016 5:10:00 AM
Congrats Pashang, for your WIN with this splendid piece!! ;-)
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Date: 9/6/2016 10:22:00 AM
Thank you..
Date: 9/6/2016 12:02:00 AM
Wonderful conversation!I like this form. Congrats on your win. Sunita :)
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Date: 9/6/2016 3:01:00 AM
Thank you Sunita..you're so wonderful..
Date: 9/5/2016 7:54:00 PM
Indeed, Pashang, thank God he's so tolerant. Congrats on a fine piece. Regards, Viv
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Date: 9/5/2016 9:23:00 PM
Thank you
Date: 9/5/2016 7:41:00 PM
Pashang, what a wonderful poem...congrats on your placement :)-luloo
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Date: 9/5/2016 9:23:00 PM
Thank you
Date: 6/22/2016 8:44:00 AM
What wonderful insight written here about God; He does give us all blessings in disguise like in your poem if we'd just open our eyes! A well deserved win Pashang, congratulations and God Bless!:)
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Date: 6/22/2016 12:43:00 PM
Thanks Cheryl.......I can see now!
Date: 6/22/2016 5:49:00 AM
Congrats on your win with this, Pashang. Always good when a form from our part of the world gets showcased. Lovely
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 6/22/2016 12:44:00 PM
Thank you sister, you're so kind and so talented. I am proud of all teachers.
Date: 6/17/2016 1:35:00 PM
Wonderful. The calming one.
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 6/17/2016 6:54:00 PM
Thank you Naghmeh
Date: 6/8/2016 9:44:00 AM
Wonderful read Pashang. I am not familiar with this form. Thank you for the lesson. Congratulations on your honors...
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 6/8/2016 7:40:00 PM
Thank you Mr. Smith, you can always email me and I can tell you a little bit about Masnavi ( a spiritual couplet with perfect meter and syllabus).....
Date: 5/26/2016 9:47:00 AM
This really drew me in, You saw the light, but there are signs all around us... we just have to see them. I enjoyed reading this, Pashang.
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Date: 5/26/2016 10:54:00 AM
Thanks Rebecca, you do know that you're great, you remind me of RG. Stoner............ Always Pashang
Date: 5/25/2016 9:54:00 PM
Oh, Pashang, I really liked this one! I wonder what placement you got. Will have to go see!! Anyway, this was my favorite line in it: He is grape and he is wine in the same cup. (what a lovely imagery about God)
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 5/25/2016 10:49:00 PM
Hi Andrea, I was waiting to see when are you going to read "the voice"of mine and find out about my light!!!! Thank you for being so nice to me. By the way do you know Paul Thomas?
Date: 5/25/2016 8:25:00 AM
Congratulations on your fine placement in The Mountains of Madness contest!!
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Date: 5/25/2016 10:39:00 AM
Thank you Brian, the competition was secondary. The primary message was the light......
Date: 5/24/2016 9:46:00 PM
Pas hang, thus was wonderful. There is so much light in this poem.... fantastic. Surely a 7 rater. Congratulations on your win. ~karam~
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 5/25/2016 10:37:00 AM
Hi Karam, thank you for reading "the voice" sorry I made a mistake regarding Sandra's comment. Partially is my computer's fault... Yes there is so much light in this poem, but there one in particular that I love. Wish you the best...... Pashang
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Date: 5/25/2016 1:27:00 AM
Thank you Sandra for reading "the voice". Have you seen the light?
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Date: 5/25/2016 1:27:00 AM
Thank you Sandra for reading "the voice". Have you seen the light?
Date: 5/24/2016 4:47:00 PM
Loved your amazing 'mountain of madness' Pashang, and the metaphors that can be interpreted in many ways. Congratulations on your fine placement in the contest. Sandra
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Date: 5/24/2016 8:45:00 PM
Thank you Sandra for reading "the voice". Have you seen the light?
Date: 5/24/2016 3:52:00 PM
Hey! Look at you! Back again for my contest, and with your favored poetry format ... masnavi. The vision you expressed in this poem was both mysterious and captivating ... at the mountains of madness or the peak of enlightenment? For the readers to decide. A most spiritual poem from you, Pashang ... check out my blog and tell me about your poem :)
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 5/24/2016 8:44:00 PM
Thank you Tim for reading my work.... Yes I love Masnavi, it takes you to places that you have never been....
Date: 5/21/2016 6:58:00 PM
Beautiful poem my lovely friend. Loved much the lines ...:"Living is only game that nobody wins" and "I am tired of you, you shall never be". A 7. Loved always, bl
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 5/22/2016 2:48:00 AM
Hello my friend.... thank you....Have you seen, what I've seen?
Date: 5/21/2016 5:12:00 AM
A superb poem that inspires and uplifts my dear friend, Pashang. I enjoyed it so much and to my FAVE if you don't mind. I'm so glad to read it and thanks a lot for sharing! Thanks a lot as well for stopping by on my poem. Have a nice weekend! love lots and big hug, galeo
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 5/21/2016 1:37:00 PM
You're so kind Galeo...Always....
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