There Is A Candle In Your Heart

There is a candle in your heart,
ready to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul,
ready to be filled.
You feel it, don’t you?
You feel the separation
from the Beloved.
Invite Him to fill you up,
embrace the fire.
Remind those who tell you otherwise that
Love
comes to you of its own accord,
and the yearning for it
cannot be learned in any school.

From: ‘Hush Don’t Say Anything to God: Passionate Poems of Rumi’
Translated by Sharam Shiva

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Spending Time Together

 

Let’s travel the world.
Let’s spend our time together.
Let’s make time stand still.

 

Let’s stand on a mountain together and shout.
Let’s say it at the same time, “I Love You.”

 

Let’s go watch the Northern Lights.
Let’s dance and splash in the rain tonight.

 

Let’s pose for a photo.
Let’s make a scrapbook.
Let’s promise to always remember this moment.

 

Baby, lets get married and buy a house.
Let’s have a boy and girl.
Let’s buy a rocking chair.

 

Let’s sing lullabies on our porch.
Let’s grow old together.
Lets love each other into the next life time.

 

Let’s sing the truth.
Let’s say it proud.
Let’s say it now,
for me it will always be you.

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Let’s travel the world.
Let’s spend our time together.
Let’s make time stand still.

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Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

My tears have evaporated into anger.

It came rolling in like a devastating monsoon.

I feel my pulse quicken as I consider destroying you.

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My love has scattered leaving a vacancy.

I watched as it turned to air and floated

away into the night sky.

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My thoughts of you has mutated into

an irreconizible creature.

A monster that I am lethargic to slay.

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The shackles that bounded me to you have been broken,

and I am now set free.

I will never again be lored into a trap to be imprisoned.

ζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζ

When I’d hear your call, I always came running,

because it was too unbearable to stay away.

Now when I listen to the same call,

I am reminded of all the times I need you

and you never answered.

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I am ready to jump from our mountain of memories,

into the unknown abyss below.

There, I know I can find the hope I need to reive me.

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I always needed one last embrace from you,

in order to be sure that I was ready to say adieu.

How could I have been so blind?

not to see that you’ve departed my life long ago.

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I watched the hurt flow into me like a river,

as I continued to drown in our past.

Eventually I setteled on a stray branch,

and pulled myself from your poisionus waters.

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I pick up the pieces of all your broken promises,

feeling each of them prick my fingers,

claiming blood every time.

It’s clear knowing you is more harmful than conscientious.

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I listen to all the lies you’ve ever told me,

and build a brick house with them.

Creating a fortress to keep me safe from you.

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Sometimes I feel insane because I still want you to be the one.

but you can only be the one to always shatter my heart.