Sagacious words

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. ~ Khalil Gibran

Friday, 11 October 2013

Prayers and Presence

They say, that gratitude is a prayer. 
I've seen so many religious people
Not ever, pray
Without 'conditions.'
I don't have an issue with my
brothers and sisters in humanity
who have no desire for a personal 'god.'

Even as family members of the same nuclear family,
We still all have to walk our own paths. 
And those who are religious 
and really should know better than most,
Should know, that we all reach our own crossroads, in our own time.
It's not about belonging in the same club-
It's about being an unearthed presence.

- J.Bibi

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Today the oldest you've ever been
And the youngest you'll ever be again.
Today, the rain beats down on your head
And the sun shines on your face
In a way that might not happen, ever again.
Today the mess of the world grows,
As powerfully as the hope in your heart-
Let today be a long moment to reflect appreciation,
Let today be a short journey to grateful consciousness,
Let today be a patience in the face of fickle mortality.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Time Will Tell

Holding on to the reigns of a force called time,
Holding on to a small hope that things will change-
That the flowers down-trodden will continue to grow-
That the laughter will stay for longer than just a day;
All are small ways and struggles to keep eternity at bay.

All the lies used to spin the webs that trap the unsuspecting-
So that the powerful can continue to feast with blind impunity,
Are signs of a universal heartless greed and terrible insecurity
And so to harness the mind and control all in the skies and on earth,
Is the way time will tell the tale; of how the wars of men were won...