Thursday, November 18, 2010

Seven Breaths

By Saed Abu-Hijleh (Sindbad the Spiritual Nomad)
November 18, 2010
Nablus, Palestine

I am the one to blame
for being so lame
and not offering enough breaths
on the altar of love…
You reached me after a long journey
when I used many breaths
to run away from bullets
to climb some mountains
or to save other breaths from being lost
you have reached me
I am a "little tired"
when one breath at a time
might restore some logic
to the madness of the thorny path
when painful wisdom demands it
there is still some greatness left
in the journey of the Palestinian Dinosaur
and hope shall restore
for the coming journey
inshAllah with sure steps
the most beautiful destination
with the most beautiful
that shall meet me
after Seven Honest Breaths
and Seven Honest Steps

Friday, November 12, 2010

Intent !

By Saed Abu-Hijleh (Sindbad the Spiritual Nomad)
November 12, 2010
Nablus, Palestine

In your tent I sat
waiting for thee
to show me…
In your tent I sat alone
waiting for you…
In your tent I struggled to leave my ego outside,
to leave my wounds
and blunders…

In your tent
I breathed with difficulty
the past
the present
and the unknown…

Your love is my intent…
Or is it your intent that makes Me the I that I should be!!!
Or is it me who should intend that?
Can you help me?
Or should I help myself to reach you?

I do not know all the reasons why I am here…
Did you bring me here?
Or is it I who wanted to come?
Or is it chance?

I can feel your presence…
and I shall seek my essence…
In your tent I have the intent to reach you,
to be with you…