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Poems - Soul Journey - Group 1
The Call

 

  1. Exploration
  2. Sunflower
  3. Take a Chance
  4. Heart's Design
  5. Walk the Talk

 


Exploration

Early adventurers would bravely explore a region,
Though not easy, their numbers were legion;
They'd enter an unknown land, yard by yard
Explore, overcome, advance, the easy and hard.

Life too is the adventurous exploration of an unknown land
Step by step explore, challenge, take a stand.
Birth is like entering a region without a map,
Death none other than falling into the final trap.

Shahriar Shahriari
Vancouver, Canada
June 18, 1997


Sunflower

When the sun rises from the East
Sunflower like a solar priest
Turns towards the sun facing the light
And then tracing the solar flight
Chasing its beloved all through the day
So long as the sun is on its way.
With each flower, a thousand seeds
Follow the light as the flower leads.
Each day the seeds with the flower grow
Each reflecting the solar glow;
Until the flower will release each seed
And each seed a flower will breed.
Earth sunflower, we the seeds
Like a Pearl amidst galactic beads
Hurtling with so much delight
Progress its divine plight.
We take part in this flight
And behold the divine sight
Until Earth will let us go
And from each a new world will grow.

Shahriar Shahriari
Vancouver, Canada
September 12 , 1997


Take a Chance

Once upon a time I read a book by chance
Where Gandhi said take a risk in romance
I took a risk with an intent and loving glance
But the lady did not wish to dance.

I learnt a risk is only a risk
If we are willing to accept failure brisk,
And if I never took that chance
How could this experience me enhance?

The question is did I lose
Or was failure if this I did not choose?
I succeeded for now I prance
Regardless of outcome take my chance.

Shahriar Shahriari
Vancouver, Canada
May 13, 1997


Heart’s Design

Heart for spreading love was designed
Getting even, comes from the ego mind
The heart that can’t put things behind
Will only punish and bind.
Put outrageous and unkind
Conditions out of your mind;
If these, by love were defined
To all misdeeds would be blind.
Noble heart banished, confined
By the calculating, despotic mind;
Yet if the heart freedom can find
Will be generous, loving and kind.
Heart for spreading love was designed
All else is simply maligned.

Shahriar Shahriari
Vancouver, Canada
October 14, 1998


Walk the Talk

It is so easy to say
Such & such is the right way
But when it’s time to play
And my neck on the line lay
No more time to talk
But the talk I must walk
My fears all surface
Challenges I must face
It becomes though to tread
The very path I dread
Integrity will demand
By my own rules I command
And if I take a stand
I must first understand
What others I have do
The same I must do too
And if on this path
I encounter much wrath
So be it, I must face
That wrath with much grace
Else stop my talk
Till the talk I can walk.

Shahriar Shahriari
Vancouver, Canada
September 11, 1998


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