I wanted to share this poem with everyone that a friend emailed to me.
Every line will make you stop and think...
It might have been already been put on here.
Could someone please tell me who wrote it...
A Talk with the Self
Oh my self what will calm you?
Canít you remain patient for a day or two?
I try to contain you but your strength overpowers
But when we die life will seem like hours
So canít you be patient for part of a day?
And remain steadfast upon the straight way?
The direction youíre taking leads to my worst fears
Of the day we stand for fifty thousand years
No one will joke nor talk nor smile
And the sun from our heads will be at a mile
Nowhere to hide and nowhere to flee
Standing for what seems an eternity
Then the judgment begins and the books will land
Either on your right or your left hand
Oh my self Ö
Do not become like those who left the right track
And put their left hands behind their back
Oh self how do you plan to cross the sirat suspended in the air?
Craftier than a fox, sharper than a sword and thinner than a hair?
How do you plan to cross?
Or will you cross at all?
The blink of an eye? Run?
Or would you rather crawl?
The bad deeds you command will drop you from it
And only good deeds put you back upon it
Oh self itís a five hundred year-drop suspension
Over a terrible place Iíd rather not mention
Oh selfÖ Do not be fooled by this world and its illusions
And keep in mind judgment, the grave and other conclusions
Oh self wake up! Donít follow your desire
And ask for forgiveness to avoid the fire
Oh self keep the commands and avoid prohibitions
And pay close attention to these admonitions
Be amongst those who were the best of planners
Who prepared for the future with good deeds and good manners
Oh self it simply about your control
Being patient now so as to reach your goal
I donít mean to put a burden, or put much stress
Just to warn of a day when the limbs confess
Sins add up as you live through the years
Then sadness wonít save you and nor will the tears
Every time you sin the Shaytan is winning
So remember the One against Whom youíre sinning
Oh my selfÖ Life is short and ends when you least expect it
And then what will you say when youíre resurrected?
The angel of death overlooked you and took the souls of your brothers
And one day heíll come to you and overlook others
For great rewards plant the righteous seeds Oh Allah,
I seek refuge from the evil of my self and from the evil of my deeds.