(A Quarterly International Peer-reviewed Refereed e-Journal
Devoted to English Language and Literature)
S L Peeran (b 1950) has completed seventeen volumes of poems in English. He resides at: Peerans Residence, 868, 25th Main HSR Lay out Sector-1, Bengaluru-560102 and can also be reached at email@example.com.
1. What if …
What if Chengise Khan, Ghazni, Ghori
All tyrants rise again from their graves?
What if our doors and our borders break?
On their face, might and power.
What if Mao Zedong; Stalin wake up?
And make poor and depressed revolt
Against the mighty, rich, and powerful.
How will the powers that be defend themselves?
What if mighty gods and Avatars
Make their presence suddenly
With their miracles and spirituality
How will the sinners conduct themselves?
What if Jesus resurrects again?
And breaks the taboos associated with him?
Removes all his statues and photos
Turns the minds of hedonist to humility.
O Lord! Let them rise to reign again!
To save man from destruction and loss!
2. Love As A Flowing Spring
I have with me not an Aladdin lamp
But a basket which can hold
The pains and sufferings of all the sufferers.
I call them to my fold to embrace me.
Receive as much love they have lost.
I am not a holder of Jinni but love.
Love flows like Ganges in my being
Like Jesus suffering for the humanity.
Prophet of Islam united entire Mankind
Filled their hearts with compassion,
Kindness, unity and brotherhood.
Love flowed from Madina.
For widows, orphans, destitute
Come, come my heart is open,
For one and all for uniting the hearts
In a chain and be one in a Rosary
For recitation and Zikr for possessing
In our bosom only love and love alone.
Let us shun all things other than love
Love and love alone is the remedy.
3. Silence To Reach Glory
Silence is the pathway to reach glory
A sword to cut the monkey mind;
To slowly and steadily capture the animal soul.
Silence subdues the inner unruly self.
Watch everything around, every action
Of humanity but remain silent sans action.
Calmness and tranquility leads to ‘Nirvana’.
Nothing should shake the mind and heart.
The Divine Self should shake the mind and heart.
To let out compassion and ‘Karuna’
To the suffering souls without light of wisdom.
Emptiness is too painful, but not silence.
Buddha, Mahavira, Yogis, fakirs, Saints
Are absolute silent in meditation,
For days, months, years, decades.
Like Meher Baba, Waris Ali Baba.
Mind is the mischievous devilish self
To corrode the heart to make it hard.
4. How To Meet My Master?
Divine resides in Silence
Empty your head
Sit in total silence
Concentrate on your breath
Slowly inhale, exhale
Close your eyes
And see the Divine,
His aroma all around you.
5. Sun’s Rays
Today the morning Sun shining bright
Throwing its silvery rays
On the Ganges holy river.
The water is shining pure
The holy men, the ardent
Devotees, yogis, sants, sick people
Come from far and wide for a holy dip.
Ganges Ma cleanses their inner souls,
Purifies them for Holy Communion.
Bharat, the glorious Sun, shining white
Looking from above showering grace.
It reaches every nook and corner
On the benign earth, on men, animals, trees
Nourishing each and every one for blessed life.
O Surya the god with million myths
Open my heart to receive your glittering shine.