Friday, November 23, 2007

don't be sad

By A’yedh Alqarani

If you are stricken by poverty,
Others are chained in debt
If you don’t have shoes,
Others have no feet
If you feel pain now,
Others have been aching for years
If your son dies
Others have lost many

If you have sinned then repent
If you have committed a mistake, correct it
The doors of repentance are ever open
The fountain of forgiveness is ever rich

Let all bygones be bygones
What is predestined for you, you shall see it
Being sad will not change anything

Sadness spoils your life
Destroy your happiness
And turns it into wretchedness
So don’t be sad

Supplication is your shield!
Prayer is your beacon
Prostration is your means
So don’t be sad

See how vast is the earth
How nice is are the gardens and forests
How bright are the stars!
All are happy, but you are sad
So don’t be sad

You have sweet water to drink!
Fresh air to breath!
Feet to walk with
You sleep safely in your bed
So why be sad?

Every cloud has a silver lining!
After long nights, comes the bright sun!
Life soon will give you a smile
So be ready to get it

And don’t be sad
Real life is that spent in happiness!
So cross out your sad days from your age
Peace of mind is the real treasure
Sorrow avails not
So don’t be sad