Poet Lady Katz: new forum reply to The Conflict

New reply from Susan Katz

<p>Thank you for submitting your very emotional and heart-felt poem for consideration for Featured Poem of the Month for July.  Your poem has a powerful energy that must move the reader and I am delighted that you chose to "not rhyme" your poem, relying instead on language, and images (my eyes became an ocean) to inform and impact the reader.  Thank you so much for sharing it with me, Susan</p>


Original Post by Being_oasis

The Conflict

<p>I wish,</p>
<p>I was all alone</p>
<p>In the midst of darkness</p>
<p>As I walked, as I ran,</p>
<p>Escaping from my black soul</p>
<p> </p>
<p>My thoughts are all gaping wound,</p>
<p>In my unholy mind</p>
<p>Being a slave of my Nafs’ (self)</p>
<p>Acts like salt on my bruise.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Every time I think of him,</p>
<p>My heart is but split in two</p>
<p>One is Satan, and one Angel,</p>
<p>Whom to follow and whom not</p>
<p>Nafs (self) makes me all confused</p>
<p> </p>
<p>I wish I was high in the sky</p>
<p>With the clouds floating high</p>
<p>With no ‘Nafs’ tempting me</p>
<p>As I swam with no worries</p>
<p> </p>
<p>As my brain was struck with these thoughts,</p>
<p>Lightning bolted in the sky.</p>
<p>And my heart which was torn,</p>
<p>Became one once again</p>
<p>I saw his presence in my soul</p>
<p>Which turned holy once again</p>
<p>Then my eyes became an ocean,</p>
<p>And I felt blessed again.</p>
<p>With each drop of tear running down through my eyes,</p>
<p>I perceived my Almighty forgave me once again.</p>