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I Have Seen the Universe in Your Power

Misbah has always wanted to pursue writing as a career. She loves to do poetry. She is conveying messages of love through her poetry.

The Back Stage Story

A very lovely and respectable fellow author, BRENDA ARLEDGE challenged in her week 5 prompt to the fellow writers to write something on the prompt Madness.

I am sorry, Brenda, even though I wanted to write about your previous prompts as well, but I was unable to do it as I was working on 2 articles of mine. I hope you will like this one.

I have given the poem a Sufi spiritual turn. I hope you all will like it.

The poem: it's a story of a girl. When he left her alone, how she finds God everywhere.

What she achieved after a heartbreak. People call her crazy: an intense lover seeking love when she finds that God's Love is the only true love

So what does Madness mean?

What does madness mean? What is madness? In the worst-case scenario, this is a condition that allows you to see only one direction. Metaphorically, it is a huge tidal wave that disturbs the mind and washes away all other worries. The purpose of the obsession may be a particular person or object. We are talking about a strong dependence, an addiction that takes an interest in peace and everything.


In Urdu, madness is known as Dewanagi and Junoon (جنون,دیوانگی).


The Poem


Don't ask me the extent of my madness
I am lost in the deserts
People think I'm crazy,
Who is waiting for you?

In paths where you left my hand,
I am still sitting on the same threshold today
The walls look at me,
Like I am hiding in a cave

Ever since you left,
I have sought God
Everywhere, in the mountains, in the deserts,
In the caves,
He is the one who sees everywhere

Wherever I look in this world,
He is there everywhere in every heart, he lives
A moment is being spent consciously,
O lucky ones who are in the embrace of the storm

Now this world is in the spirit of our devotion
One prostration in selflessness,
One prostration in consciousness
If expediency doesn't say anything, what is the cure?

There are so many stories in silence
This flood of accidents, this storm of grief
Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average person
Afraid of the speed of the caravan

Don't lose your destination
For one day in excitement
Be it the front of the quintessence, whatever
My madness is no longer conscious now

Someone asks Misbah, the extent of your grace
She has seen the universe in your power
O God, have mercy on me now
In your love, people call me crazy

© 2021 Misbah Sheikh

Comments

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on March 16, 2021:

Thanks a lot, Linda

I like your lovely response

I am glad you liked it

Blessings Dear

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on March 16, 2021:

This is an interesting and creative poem. It's thought provoking, too. It's an excellent response to Brenda's challenge.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on March 16, 2021:

Manatita, I am glad you liked it

Thanks a lot for your appreciation

Sending Blessings with smiles

manatita44 from london on March 16, 2021:

Lovely poem. A tad 'Rumiesque'. Let your creativity flow more. Noble effort for Brenda's work.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on March 16, 2021:

Thanks, Ek for the appreciation

I am glad you liked it

Some Urdu from my side too

Koi To Hai Jo Nizam-E-Hasti Chala Raha Hai

Wohi Khuda Hai, Wohi Khuda Hai, Wohi Khuda Hai

Dikhai Bhi Jo Na De Nazar Bhi Jo Aa Raha Hai

Wohi Khudaa Hai, Wohi Khuda Hai, Wohi Khuda Hai

(Someone Is There Who Is Managing The Order Of Life,

He Is God, He Is God, He Is God

He Is Invisible Still He Can Be Seen

He Is God, He Is God, He Is God)

Blessings

EK Jadoon from Abbottabad Pakistan on March 16, 2021:

A Perfect response toward challange, Misbah.

Here are some words for your poetry in Urdu:

"kon kahta hay khuda nazar nahe ata...

Woe to nazar ata ha jab kuch nazar nahe ata...

( Who says God is invisible... He is visible when nothing is visible...)

Keep up the good word.

Have a blessed day!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on March 16, 2021:

Thank you so much, Chitra Di

I am glad you liked it

Have a great week

Peace And Blessings

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 16, 2021:

Well expressed poem and I liked your message.

Madness is an interesting word prompt, and it's amazing to see such wonderful interpretations, of the same word.

Excellent work, well done. Thank you for sharing.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on March 16, 2021:

Thanks a lot, Rosina

So Kind of you, dear

I am glad you liked it

Have a blessed Tuesday

Peace

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on March 16, 2021:

Thank you so, Harriet

You too have a happy and blessed week

Peace

Rosina S Khan on March 15, 2021:

Misbah, you have written a wonderful poem on Brenda's word prompt, "Madness". Well-crafted and well-composed. You couldn't have weaved it better. Thanks for sharing.

Harriet Dionela from Taguig City, Philippines on March 15, 2021:

Thank you for sharing this poem. It is with God's loving grace that we can find the solace in the midst of all madness. Have a blessed week.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on March 15, 2021:

Thanks, Pamela, for your appreciation

I am glad you liked it

Peace and Blessings

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 15, 2021:

I think this is an excellent poem and it sure meets Brenda's prompt. Madness is an interesting prompt, and you write a very good poem, Misbah.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on March 15, 2021:

Thank you MsDora

I am glad to see you here in the comments

I like the way you appreciated me

Thanks a lot for the encouragement

Yes, Indeed, true love is only the love of God

It grows continuously, forever, and ever

Blessings Always

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on March 15, 2021:

Crazy for God's love is a fitting theme for the life of believers. He can satisfy our desire for Him anytime, anywhere. Your poem conjures us some encouraging thoughts.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on March 15, 2021:

Ann, I truly appreciate your kind comments. Thank you so much for your encouragement. It means a lot to me!

Blessings

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on March 15, 2021:

Thanks, John

I am glad to know you liked it

I always wait for your new articles

I always love to read your work

Blessings

Ann Carr from SW England on March 15, 2021:

Your unique poetry is refreshing. This takes us all around the world, all around the edges of madness. Well done!

Ann

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on March 15, 2021:

Thanks a lot, Peggy, for appreciation so kind of you dear friend

Peace and blessings

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on March 15, 2021:

Thanks Mr. Bill

I am glad to know you liked it

Blessings always

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on March 15, 2021:

Thanks a lot, Brenda

I am glad you liked it

Blessings dear friend

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 15, 2021:

A lovely response to Brenda's challenge. Well done, my friend. I enjoy your poetry very much.

Blessings always

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on March 15, 2021:

Misbah, this poem is an excellent response to Brenda’s word prompt. Thank you for sharing. I am working on a draft of my own and should have it published to tomorrow, hopefully.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 15, 2021:

What a great interpretation of Brenda's challenge with the word "madness." The message you impart is a good one.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 15, 2021:

Misbah,

I absolutely love this one!

Your pen has written some good ink here.

It is so rough to handle heartbreak. God is truly the only one who can understand one's devasting pain at this time.

And yes...people will call her crazy. MADNESS.

I will post this link to the article.

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