Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Holy Spirit 33

 

Humanity appeals to its people but they listen not. Were one to listen, and console a mother by wiping her tears, other would say He is weak, affected by sentiment.

Thou art my brother because you are human, and we both are sons of one Holy Spirit; we are equal and made of the same earth.

You are here as my companion along the path of life, and my aid in understanding the meaning of hidden Truth. You are a human, and, that fact sufficing, I love you as a brother. You may choose, for Tomorrow shall take you away and will use your talk as evidence for his judgment, and shall receive justice.

 

Beautiful words of Peace and understanding. If only more Humans would listen.

In other words….

Why can’t we be friends, Why can’t we be friends… 🙂

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Character Of The Imam Ali (a.s)

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Perseverance

The shards of Narsil in Peter Jackson's The Lo...
The shards of Narsil in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Note that in the book, it is broken into only two pieces. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

All that is gold does not

Glitter,

Not all those who

Wander are lost;

The old that is strong

Does not wither,

Deep roots are not

Reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire

Shall be woken,

A light from the

Shadows shall spring;

Renewed shall be blade

That was broken,

The crownless again

Shall be king.

-J. R. R. Tolkien,(The Fellowship of the Ring)

I love this poem from the book. It has so many different meanings, I think to everyone it means something different, but the theme is perseverance. It is written about Aragon and his fallen Kingdom, but to me it is about hope that one day

The Crownless Shall Be King.

Now I know everyone is  going to think I’m such a loser but I get teary eyed every time I read the Lord of the Rings books. I just love the philosophy in them and I find their “footprints” in almost everything I read. And the fact that I’m an Elf-lover might be another reason.( I heart Legolas) 🙂  I’ll probably end up writing a poem to go with this, that I will post later…

The Sphinx

Sphinxes
Sphinxes (Photo credit: schmaeche)

 

Sitting all alone

 

on a forgotten throne

 

of desert debris and spoiled human meat

 

No greedy follower to worship

 

nor sacrifices to hold

 

You ate more than your fill

 

and enslaved the needy

 

You’re dead now

 

but   left behind is

 

a feminine mind

 

designed in golden feathers and mane

 

sporting only the heart of a wench

 

who lives only to gain

 

 to watch over your gold

 

that you will never use and never hold

 

The sun eats away its desolate skin

 

The darkness hides its ancient scowl

 

No more riddles to be heard

 

No more answers to be skeered.

 

Left to remind generations to come

 

what  once was strong powerful

 

will fall to the ground

 

and die in vain

 

for  evil has not won

 

and all will be undone.

 

 

Thanks Tim for the inspiration! 🙂

 

 

True Love

When the wife of the Imam Ali died of her wounds, Imam Ali buried her alone and without a funeral because those were her wishes. This is what he spoke as he finished praying on her grave……………..

الامام علي عليه السلام  : عند قبر فاطمة الزهراء عليها السلام

حبيب ليس له بعد حبيــــــــــب

Imam ali
Imam ali (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

وما لسواه في قلبي نصيب

حبيب غاب عن عيني وجسمي

وعن قلبي حبيب لا يغيــب

roughly translated
saying of Imam Ali at the tomb of his beloved wife Fatima(a.s) after
he buried her.

A lover that no lover precedes

Nor shall another have a share my heart

A lover who is absent from my eye and form

But from my heart shall never part.

Love is so beautiful if only we learn to give without receiving. No one would be unloved if everyone loved a little more…………