Only YOU I Choose

Only You
I choose among the entire world.
Is it fair of You
letting me be unhappy?

My heart is a pen in Your hand.
It is all up to You
to write me happy or sad.

I see only what You reveal
and live as You say.
All my feelings have the color
You desire to paint.

From the beginning to the end,
no one but You.

Please make my future
better than the past.*

When You hide, I change
to a Godless person,
and when You appear,
I find my faith.

Don't expect to find
any more in me
than what You give.

Don't search for
hidden pockets,
because,
I've shown You that.

All I have is all You gave.

~ Rumi ~
Translation by Nader Khalili


* And surely what comes after is better for you than that which has gone before. And soon your Guardian-Lord will give you that so you will be well pleased. - The Quran 93:4,5

And put your trust in the Ever-living One Who dies not, and celebrate His praise; and Sufficient is He as the Knower of His servant's shortcomings. - The Quran 25:58


[>] download this prayerful poem of Rumi in mp3 audio format
. image credit: Sadiq Salim

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