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Sunday, February 28, 2010

I Can't Explain You

Assalamualaikum wbt..

It's been a while since I wrote my latest post. Don't feel like blogging.. *sigh*

Anyways, since website means laman sesawang, let my blog bersawang... hehe...

Apepun, thanks to Ain who let me participate in one of the greatest online Islamic conference (in fact, this is my first), talking about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)..

This poem by Aaron Haroon Sellars really strucked me; it was beautifully written and meaningful (bak kata Ain, Sab & Maira ~ puisi tuh sampai ke hati) =)

Hopefully we (you and me) can madly, deeply, "intoxicatedly" fall in love with this greatest creature of God. The best father, husband, friend, leader, teacher, and human being..

I wish that you readers enjoy this wonderful poem as much as I (and my friends) do.. =)

I Can’t Explain You (Oh Messenger of God)
by
Aaron Haroon Sellars 4/24/08

I could not write about you
For fear
Fear of your presence
And fear of
My hearts’ brittleness
That I might die
In this pursuit
Yet wishing to die
In this state of intoxicated love
This is the conflict within me
Language cannot explain
Except the language
Of tears and laughter
Even the molecules
Of my body
Shake and tremble
With awe and excitement!

I just can’t explain!
Oh Messenger of God!
I can’t explain you!

Sometimes I forget
To say “Prophet” before your name
Not from heedlessness
But from desirous haste
To just say your name!
Muhammad, Muhammad, Muhammad!

I just can’t explain!
Oh Messenger of God!
I can’t explain you!

Oh the mystery of how
You have captured my heart
As a Christian
I loved the Prophets
Before you
But with you
I get them all!
I can love
Abraham, Moses and Jesus
Just by loving you!
Without this love
Your nation falls
With it
They are purified and irresistible!
Let those who
Possess this love
Not be stingy
Take it to the marketplace!
The workplace
And especially the home

It’s hard to explain!
Oh Messenger of God!
I can’t explain you!

Seeing the land of your life
Causes some to live
And seeing your grave
Causes some to die
Nothing is more difficult
Than you

In my youth
I have written easily
My love for many
But when I encountered you
The translator of my heart
Fell mute
Lost in inexplicable wonder!

That is hard to explain!
Oh Messenger of God!
I can’t explain you!

You sacrificed for me
Before I was even born
How should I thank you
As I now walk upon the earth?
My heart holds your love
My tongue sends you blessings
But it is my limbs
That often fall short
All this controversy about you
A proof of the veil
On the hearts of your enemies
And a proof against those
Who only follow you with words
But don’t turn your face from me
As I reach for a drink
From your soft hands

Because it’s hard to explain!
Oh Messenger of God!
I can’t explain you!

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