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Man Praying                    Inspirational Quote 

pledge to love

Pledge to love
I pledge to love.
ToPledge to Love never 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!


If You Forget Me

By Pablo Neruda


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


By: Attar

Intoxicated by the Wine of Love.
From each a mystic silence Love demands.
What do all seek so earnestly? ‘Tis Love.
What do they whisper to each other? Love.
Love is the subject of their inmost thoughts.
In Love no longer ‘thou’ and ‘I’ exist,
For Self has passed away in the Beloved.
Now will I draw aside the veil from Love,
And in the temple of mine inmost soul,
Behold the Friend; Incomparable Love.
He who would know the secret of both worlds,
Will find the secret of them both, is Love.

-Farid ud Din Attar – translation Margaret Smith –


Book and Flowers
The Poet

By: Hermann Hesse


Clouds And Waves 

By: Rabindranath Tagore


Let Us Not Worry

By: Omar Khayyam

O friend, for the morrow let us not worry
This moment we have now, let us not hurry
When our time comes, we shall not tarry
With seven thousand-year-olds, our burden carry.


A Calling

By: Omar Khayyam

At dawn came a calling from the tavern
Hark drunken mad man of the cavern
Arise; let us fill with wine one more turn
Before destiny fills our cup, our urn.


Let LOVE Rise Again

By: Ashraf

It was Saturday the 22nd
At the Washington mall
Roads full of women, 
Men, kids with  pride
Pride for being part of  history
Pride for being among the crowd

The ground was shaking 
Under their feet
The air echoed their voices
Mixed with music and noises

The energy was palpable
The air electrifyingly expandable 
Gently moving through the cloud
Spreading the energy throughout

London seemed cloudy 
But warm with the crowd
From Antarctica to Flint
Denver to Melbourne
Chicago to Boston
Buenos Aires to New Delhi

Across the seven seas
The crowd kept marching  
Walking in unity 
holding each others' hands
It was as though they were signing the same song:

Let the hope rise forever and ever again
Over the ashes of
The wars of aggression
Tolerated with utter disdain 
Wars of "mine is mine"
Ignoring the world
With bullying and force 

The crowd sings in a melodic voice
Let the hope rise forever and ever again
Over the corpses of innocents
Iraqis, Syrians, Palestinians, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland

All Whose mothers...lovers...wives 
Lost in tragedies in vain
Their bodies buried deep in the dusty sand
Ordered by madmen
To kill & destroy 
without fear, committing crimes & horrific sins

Let the hope rise forever and ever again
Over the heartless heart of those
Who claim to believe in one God
Yet..."HATE" others
for praying
And taking a different path
To the same destination.

It was almost as though 
one could hear them sing
In one voice
Let the hope rise forever and ever again
Justice  for all

Let LOVE connect us all
In this temporary body of ours
There is a fire
Fueled with LOVE
Let this fire of  LOVE
Light our path
To peace...dignity...and equality for all!

To all with LOVE - Ashraf!

You Are Perfect For Me

By: Rebecca Wolff 


Experiment in Divination: Voice and Character

By: Rebecca Wolff (American)


Trees and Faces
If I Adore You

By: Rabia al Basri (Arab -Iraq 714/717/718 — 801 CE)


Card and Letter

Kill Me, My Faithful Friends

By: Al - Hallaj (Persian 858 – 922 AD)