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



Yet alive

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


As I am sunken inside myself, sad and worried


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


  • 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!



    • Shahla Latifi

      Dear Laura: Thank you for the heartwarming compliment.

      • Laura🌻

        You’re welcome, Shahla!

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