Poet Lady Katz: new forum reply to What am I?

New reply from Susan Katz

<p>Your poem takes us on a voyage of self-discovery, giving us a view into your own, personal, inner journey from "dust" to "the shade of my work in life/might lesson the burden on the scales."  Quite an intense and emotional journey of self revelation and, you do have some very fine lines and images in your poem.  I thank you so much for sharing it with me, Susan</p>


Original Post by Being_oasis

What am I?

<p>                                  What am I?</p>
<p>In a lonely pensive mood, I thought</p>
<p>What am I?</p>
<p>Besides the combination of dust, first,</p>
<p>Then of the liquid drop</p>
<p>In a humble low tone, the heart asked</p>
<p>What are you?</p>
<p>Besides, stitched bones and flesh</p>
<p>In the forlorn state, the mind questioned</p>
<p>What will be you?</p>
<p>When the union of earth takes place</p>
<p> </p>
<p>As I was baffled with the questions</p>
<p>Wind entered through the window</p>
<p>I realized I am the breeze of smiles and laughter</p>
<p>Rushing into every home</p>
<p>I am that purifying storm sent by him</p>
<p>For the help of Noah</p>
<p> </p>
<p>As I went towards the window</p>
<p>To thank the wind for its grateful help,</p>
<p>The shining moon winked at me</p>
<p>Making me realize,</p>
<p>I am the bright hope of the dead night.</p>
<p>With the scars not sufficient to hide my shine</p>
<p> </p>
<p>As I moved out in the glorious light,</p>
<p>The swirling tree rustled its leaves.</p>
<p> I realized,</p>
<p>I am the voice of truth and justice,</p>
<p>Can’t be silenced by the shout of lies</p>
<p> </p>
<p>As I walked towards the sound</p>
<p>The stars above twinkled at me,</p>
<p>Making me realize</p>
<p>It is Almighty that guides</p>
<p>Only he could make me</p>
<p>Walk the righteous path</p>
<p>Or could make me evil’s lard</p>
<p> </p>
<p>All these visions gave the answer</p>
<p>Of all the questions the soul proposed</p>
<p>I might be forgotten after union</p>
<p>But the shade of my work in life</p>
<p>Might lessen the burden on the scales</p>
<p>When I return to Almighty’s side</p>
<p> </p>
<p>                                                   -Mohammad Owais (student)</p>
<p>                                                     St. Francis’ College</p>