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Man Praying               


The Endless, 

by Ashraf

The heart seeks the beloved…

The mind challenges its relevance,

calls it a figment of its imagination…

But the heart knows the way,

not doubting its relevance.

It’s everything!

The heart exclaims excitingly.

The mind orders,

PROVE it. Give me a sign.

The heart calmly responds…

Stop and simply look around?

See the miracles of daily life?

How can you be so blind…

How can you question the sublime?

The mind laughs out at the foolishness of the heart…

You! You simplify life…

You conceptualize accidental existence…

oblivious to physics…

Organic interactions…

The chemistry results in formations…


and forming new existence…

composing all there is as is.

It is called evolution!

The moving of molecules…

Continuous micro & macro momentous evolution…

There is NO GOD…NOTHING!!!

It is ALL accidental…all organic growths…the result of billions of cumulative years.

The heart sighs…rolling its eyes…

Taking a breath…touching its palpations…

The sound proof of its existence.

A river of blood running…gushing…feeding each cell.

The miracle of the mind…

& the body and the soul…

Its wonders…

Its patterns…

Its thinking…

Wondering how can it all be simply a chemical reaction?

How can all this perfection be…

simply the result of interaction?

How can it all be an accidentally engineered design…

& formation?

All are miracles…

In every corner…every sight.

The love…the majestic experience of the HEART…

The longing…and the joy…the sorrow…

The beauty & the beast

within each person exists.

The heart smiles…

Looking up to the sky…clouds…trees…flowers…

the dew on leaves…

the air…

& yes…the beautiful flowers.

The heart salutes & BOWs…

Gently to the invisible…the unseen…yet deeply felt within.

The ultimate power…

THE beloved…..

YES…the one…and the only GOD!

Seen with the eyes of the heart…

Seen only through the eyes of the heart.

Then suddenly the heart smiles…

touching & feeling its palpating…

Grateful for the wisdom & the LOVE…

To open to see the truth…

In all there is the miracle of life …

The seen...

& the unseen.

As it has ALWAYS been…

and ALWAYS will be!

Page Update 08/21/2023


Beginning Has Begun, 

By Ashraf

My religion has JUSTICE as its CORE,
making everything right.
An Islamic advocation,
GLORIFYING its destiny, its might.
Lighting every corner,
every person and being,
the darkest alleys,
self-righteous palaces,
the miniscule or the grand.
CLARITY so nakedly seen,
the LIES disappear, chastising begins.

My religion is LOVING one another,
as Christians believe.
Placing its VALUES as perceived,
NO to wars of course
NO to the existence of hate anymore
NO prejudice is acceptable
or allowed to persist.
Accepting everyone:
a prostitute or the destitute.
Color? Who cares.
Religion? So be it.
God, be the judge!

My religion is compassion,
as Buddhism claims.
Living in presence, for HERE and NOW
in this precious instance.
Not knowing or predicting
a far away future,
a far away distance!
To care for all,
Muslim, Christian, or Hindu,
for instance.

My religion is Zoroastrianism,
the ancient mother of ALL.
Ahura Mazda,
the "LORD of WISDOM",
uniting force of all.
The GOOD versus EVIL
tying the loose ends,
tidying the knots,
gathering pearls of WISDOM from
each religion
each country
each tribe.

Creating a beautiful, exceptional tapestry with pride
all colors, all hues, all religions,
all heartbeats and vibes.
A Persian carpet of HUMANITY,
the MOST vibrant.
So unique, so full of ART.
Purity, durability, originality,
tied in eternal human unity.

Through JUSTICE for all,
may unity be the "GOOD DEED".
Through LOVE for everyone,
"GOOD THOUGHTS" will emerge.
"GOOD WORDS" unite and converge.

The "LORD OF WISDOM" conquering each.
May unity be the RULE,
a tapestry of color & brilliance
flourish, arise
glowing fire,
calming energy.
Covering each & every molecule on earth
deep within
layer by layer
reigniting & reuniting
connecting with its core.
A surge will occur:
PEACE through JUSTICE will emerge
LOVE through COMPASSION will divulge.

The WORLD will be beautiful at ONCE
A peaceful paradise at last
As Christianity and Islam promised, professed,
Prevailing of GOOD
Overcoming EVIL
As Ahura Mazda sought and fantast

An END of the world as it once was known.
A new beginning on earth has ALREADY started and begun
A New Beginning on earth has started and begun!

Microbiome (the good and the bad)
By Ashraf

I walked at sundown
as the sun kissed the ground
in every corner of my town.
The snow was so powdery fresh
the beauty of its enormity a mesh
in full display, unabashed.

The sun set
by waltzing it way out
in what seemed an instant.
Snow covered the ground
dressed like a princess’s gown
on her beautiful day
with her magical crown.
The earth embracing, waltzing, merging
into the night.
Nothing but perfection was felt.

No dirt
or growling creatures beneath:
the giant,
the fragile,
nor the ugly beast.
All their microbiomes
were covered by fresh powdery snow.

I felt majestically poetic
filled with enormous ohh.
Emotions so fresh and so very very raw
I started dancing and crying at once.
Singing the love songs again and again
to all creatures who can hear
My body and my trillions of vibrating cells,
The enormous numbers of invisible kin
held together by my skin
googles of microbiomes dancing
and singing too.

Our voices
the voice of the voiceless song.
Echoed in space
at the speed of light
Heard by googles of other microbiomes around.

Over and beneath the earth abounds
my mother, my hero,
her microbiome underground.
My beloved sister,
gone by COVID
not long ago.
My beloved dad.
All & all,
their biomes and mine.
Dancing with those beneath & above the ground.

They danced and twirled
like Darwish Muslims,
the ancient Persian crowd proudly joined hands
with the current earthly inhabitants
in a joyful dance.
Movements of circling abound.
birds hear it loud and resound.
animals moved by emotions, earthbound.

Suddenly the sky turned red
from emotions inside and out.
Love was felt vibrating the earth
expressing once again its devotion.
And continuity kept
saying to the earth:
My goodbye is not forever.
my beautiful earth,
my beautiful bride,
see you in the morning sunrise.

When I bring you my lover
the energy
the hope
Teaching you the way to fight darkness
and the way to cope.
Know and understand
that after each darkness
each down
each tragedy
though sadness abounds:

There will ALWAYS ever be the SUNRISE

There will ALWAYS ever be the SUNRISE

Rise up!
For HERE & For NOW.
LOVE is all.

Love the cycle
the microbiome
the good and the bad.

Enjoy the cycle
the microbiome
the good and the bad!


Many Flying Pigeons in the Blue Sky

Liberated. Absolved

By: Ashraf

I want to free myself from me.
The me that judges
builds a wall with pride
separates and divides.

I want to free myself
to be mankind.
Liberated, sophisticated

The caring
The kind
Who is color blind
to absolute default. 
No separation
or ever divide.

To love nature
and its extension,
man, as one of its masterpiece creations.
The seed, its fruits
The earth, its weeds
Animals of all kinds
The ant
The lion
The eagle 
The strong and the weak
Noah’s ark as God's intent.

I want to free myself from me
Remove the colored lenses
Judgmental glances
See all as I see myself.
I want to do to others
as I expect to be done unto me.  

The mankind
God’s image on earth
The ONE Attar’s Simorgh instructs.
The ONE Hallaj tried to construct.
The ONE Rumi beautifully described.
A universe made of molecules
The bacteria
The good and the bad
Living in harmony as destined.

To build me who I am
God’s creation on earth
His masterpiece
The kind
and evolved
Perfected and beautifully designed 

So I work on me
Starting Today. Right HERE and NOW.

With the stroke of a brush 
on a canvas of the unknown.
I paint me, the masterpiece.
A new me
to be


By a gentle brush
One stroke at a time

God’s image on earth
As intended upon my birth!
Free from judgment or divides!

Pledge to Love

Pledge to love
I pledge to lovonever betray my beloved.
Love is cure.
Love heals 
Love is pure
Love molds,
And beholds.

 Love connects.
Takes away the pain of disconnects.
Heals loneliness &the depressed.
Love has,
Mends broken hearts,
Stitches back our worldly attire.

 Love is the only way.
As Christians says,
“Love one another” (John 13:34)
As Quran says,
“Humanity is one”( Quran 49:10)
Love is a divine sign.
"You may know one another” (
As Buddhism announces
“My religion is kind” (Dalai Lama)

 As the wise have always known,
Love is the only way.
Loving each other
Is the ONLY way.


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