My existence is empty and full of regress.
Darkness surrounds me I lay in distress
A chill shivers up my lifeless bones
Painless I am tortured, my body moans
Running out of breath, and in despair
I take a deep breath but feel no air,
I feel a darkness inside and exhale,
I thought I was strong but now I am frail
My body moves empty, no sign of a soul
Restless and weeping, with no control
This dying soul cries loud of oppression
Making me lifeless, with no expression
Doubts flood into mask the way I think
My thoughts going wild, I begin to shrink
I control nothing I am no longer free
I stand for nothing, everything controls me.
Losing you O Allah is the biggest fall,
Who without you can stand at all?
A fall so deep that you cannot rise
If one loses you, his existence dies
These bones and skin they do remain
But the heart is where you feel the pain
And that is when it struck me deep
Husayn your words woke me from my sleep
O Allah, what did he find who lost you,
And what did he loose who found you.
A revolution sharply begins to rise
Tears of repentance reach my eyes
Looking down in humility I begin to cry
Trembling my hopeful hands go high
My broken body falls into prostration
Submissively I beg, with desperation
With the earth on my face I can feel once more
I feel a warmth which I could not before
I once again feel the beating of my heart
I lose the binding darkness with this new start.
The message of my master has rung so clear
Before I was weak, now only Allah I fear,
King of martyrs your words were my light
Now I see guidance, they gave me sight
May my blood and my tears be for you
For now your name is what gets me through
Whenever I am down, surrounded by pains
Your words give me life and break my chains
They gave my life meaning and helped me to gain
So my life is at your service, now I wait O Husayn…..
Poem composed by: Syed Mohsin Ali Jafri