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Soothing Love & Peace-spreading Poetry & Illuminating & Inspiring Quotes

Man Praying               

The Destroyed 'I'

Destroyed “I”

By: Ashraf

The energy is expanding inside,
again& again.
Twirling like a tornado,
removing it all.

The debris
floating in the air,
falling on the ground,
leaving destruction behind.

All that is left
is my drained physical being.
Why you feel free to get in
destroying my house of being
the “I”
the tranquility within
& leave.
No permission asked.

Yet feeling the longing,
I ask for more.
Even while you revamp my
body &soul,
my entire being,
the awareness of your force of
lets me know
that in love
there is no ego.
No you or me,
But we.

So stay.
Be mine(yours?)
Let us built
tranquility within
with you &I
as one,
as “we”
dancing to the foolishness of our infinite imagination.
For ever.
Submit to the power of we!

Man Driving

Who is me?
By :Ashraf

Looking at the mirror
hanging on the wall
I see a face glaring in the hall.
Wondering out loud,
who is there inside?
Looking at a physical being,
wondering out loud:
Set her FREE.
Let her RUN.
Let her be HAPPY.
Have some FUN.
Where is she from?
Who is she?
A universe inside a frame?
A speck of a dust,
a result of the Big Bang Theory?
or other stories
not retained in memory?
A moving energy encapsulated inside?
Circling & twirling around
within its borders defined?
An energy containing a soul,
changing every instant,
affecting surrounding nature
and animals all around?
Engulfing, interacting 
with her soul inside & beyond?
Who is inside this frame?
An energy roaming,
raging within,
flying freely around?
Traveling miles in front?
Or further back far behind?
Seeing what future holds?
The past lives untold?
I look at the mirror
and see the universe within.
I thank God for this frame of 
encapsulating me,
wrapping me tightly in.
I smile at me.
The one inside.
I appreciate my borrowed dress,
promise to take good care at last.
Taking a few deep breaths,
calming energy within.
In harmony with the kin,
whispering simply again:
Be mindful.
Be grateful.
Live for each moment,
as of Here & for Now.
That is all you can do.
For HERE & for NOW!

Pledge to Love

Pledge to love
I pledge to lovonever betray my beloved.
Love is cure.
Love heals 
Love is pure
Love molds,
And beholds.

 Love connects.
Takes away the pain of disconnects.
Heals loneliness &the depressed.
Love has,
Mends broken hearts,
Stitches back our worldly attire.

 Love is the only way.
As Christians says,
“Love one another” (John 13:34)
As Quran says,
“Humanity is one”( Quran 49:10)
Love is a divine sign.
"You may know one another” (
As Buddhism announces
“My religion is kind” (Dalai Lama)

 As the wise have always known,
Love is the only way.
Loving each other
Is the ONLY way.



By Ashraf

When I die,
bury me beneath the ground
the way Muslim & Christians do.
Let my death be a fiesta,
my body
a celebration.
The beginning
of a new cycle of life
for creatures
beneath the ground.

Let them enjoy the death
of my physical being,
eating tiny flesh,
my trillion cells,
savoring it with enormous bliss.

Let the crawly creepy creatures
the lizard
the snake
or the slimy worm
(the one I was so fearful of

once upon a time)
this physical being of mine.

To sustain their lives
or simply a soft place to hide.
Trillions of bacteria,
good or bad,
munch & share.

Let the bodily fluids quench their thirst.
the clover
the dandelion
the other healing herbs.
the grass
the grazing cow
eating the grass.
the tiny molecules of mine
recycled from one
to another kind.

Let our cells collide,
becoming one.
Living within each one
oblivious to our appearances
or the color of our skin
or religion
or next of kin.

Let them
Reject & expel disunity
and “hate".
and dividing of our origin
or faith.

What ever the reason,
let my body be a testimony to
our cycle of life.
Attesting to the very fact
we are all one.

A mixture of a soup
of all creatures on earth.
Mixed with human cells.
amazing interconnectedness.

So let my physical death,
My physical burial,
be a celebration of life.
A revolting act of unity
A return
symbolizing us.
Living within each other!

Human Being

Human being.
By Ashraf

published 01.12.2018

Humans are so simple
When Love is the rule
Everything look Soooo beautiful
very lovely and very cool
Our energy expend
Our molecules dance
Our energy pass through the space
Like a gentle caressing hurricane
Only to leave behind
As it’s imprint

Hate on the other hand
Is sooooo oppressive
Frustratingly exhaustingly
Our energy flinch
Turning inward
Leaving sorrow, malady and pain
All as its deep foot print

 Humans are so simple
Yet so complex
In a oxymoronic conceptual concept
Left many so perplex

 Why not allow our simplicity to thrive
Choose love
Eagerly with pride
Allow our energy
Pass through all the walls
Obstacles & dungeons of hate &confines
Finding causes for war

 Why not Let love touch our heart
Occupy our being and our minds
A master key to peace
for this life
And eternal
Choose love as our destiny
Our perfection
Accept it without any resistance
Or hesitation 

Love all, as your brethren Quran says
Love one another, bible stresses
love is our religion as Buddha declares
Let peace & love
Be our ultimate destination
Be our earthy place
& where our souls nestles


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