AFTER RUMI II


When he gets to the other side
He dances a song of ecstasy and praise with his whole body !

He can't believe what he sees -
The whole universe turned inside out from the heart all around him !

He flings his arms open wide -
Releasing the chains from inside each cell of him...

And do we have to wait till we die ?
Will that be our greatest regret ?
That we never knew life ?

Back here, we grow older in boxes
Psychologically aware, in our stylish boxes

While what he says is
If you haven't learnt to praise and dance
The whole of your inner being stays closed like a door -

And you might as well have learnt nothing at all.

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