i was once so weak i couldn't even walk.
Until one night i heard You singing-
and knew had to dance.
even though it hurt
under the stars
i found my legs.
my every pain dissolved
and i became limitless, eternal.
i saw myself the way You see me.
Now when i become forgetful,
i listen for the Beloved's divine song-
and begin to sway, and then twirl-
It goes like this:
"You are free. You are free. You are free!"
Now no doors
The Beloved took my house.
And all the things I loved.
And all the people in it.
Now no doors,
He said -
“You’ll do better love,
sleeping out under the stars alone.
A wild one like you
can’t be contained within walls.
©Pooja Prema 2016
Header Photo by Pooja Prema