Shahla Latifi

Inner Light

 

When I am searching for what I do not have

I leave my comfort zone to seek shelter from unwanted greed

 

As the hunger for need shines upon me

It makes me immoderately hasty

And thee innumerable path to roam

Takes any enjoyment away

 

Days and evenings

Endless changes in height and depth

Like a bird beneath the flowing curves of a lawn

I’m seeking shelter from an undesired deed

 

In the darkest depth of my worries

As I swallow my unhappiness

As turbulent as sea

I spin in circles, like soundless waves lashed by a storm

Weeping

Motionless

Yet alive

I go in the deep place of my soul, seeking happiness

 

As I am sunken inside myself, sad and worried

Suddenly

The wings of my strength

The voice of my wisdom

Inner-light within me

Frantically flap to set me free

 

Shahla Latifi

March 31st, 2019

Comments1

  • Laura🌻

    It’s your ‘strength’...
    It’s your ‘wisdom’...
    It’s that ‘inner-light within’ you that will set you free...
    and ‘unwanted greed’ be damned!

    An inspirational and thought provoking write!

    Excellent!

    ~Laura~

    • Shahla Latifi

      Dear Laura: Thank you for the heartwarming compliment.

      • Laura🌻

        You’re welcome, Shahla!



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