Oasis or Mirage

Note: This poem was inspired by some verses of the Quran, which I read in the darkness of the night. Somehow, the verses magically transformed into this poem as I tried to comprehend the meaning behind them. The poem just impatiently stumbled out of me, and I have no idea how and why? I was so overwhelmed that I closed the book and tried to just breathe. Between thinking and catching my breath, I totally neglected to jot down the verse number. 

Learn to discover this world through thy eyes
If thee comprehend fully, a vast oasis will emerge
Avoid understanding the world via others’ eyes
If thee do so, verily thee will view only a mirage
O yea! the roles will flip, infinitely
So pay heed, my league, pay heed
Believe in thyself
Inquire the “patterns”
And just be, truly thyself
No need to understand
No need to comprehend
For sometimes ceasing to understand is the answer
Recall! the patterns of oasis and mirage
Overlap infinitely
Like waves of a sea
Differences, similarities, or relations?
Believe in thyself
Inquire the patterns
And just be, truly thyself
No need to understand
No need to comprehend

Just remove thy lens, oh thee who view an endless mirage
And humbly wear a different lens today
Just to clearly view an oasis

oasis

Copyright © by Arzoo Zaheer. All Rights Reserved.

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