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Not Once — Many Times:

by Amna Majeed


I've been fooled by deception of the world,
Not once — many times.

As long as I was new here, attracted to its colours like a child with no choice,
Not once — many times.

Devotion, sincerity, faithfulness, love — a selfless heart's only offering,
Not once — many times.

All this serving bruised its intentions badly, it's been hurt, played with,
Not once — many times.

Have realized the mistake, idols hear not, feel not, and respond not, Learnt,
Not once — many times.

Lifeless cannot treasure life, their serving only drain life from heart,
Not once — many times.

All slips away sooner or later, "What's really mine?" I faced,
Not once — many times.

Can't grieve on any loss, its just matter of choice, taught well to improve it,
Not once — many times.

To save the heart from worthlessness, this constant burning was needed to purify its longing,
Not once — many times.

No more an idol worshipper, Living One, Hearing One, Responding One, heart seeks,
Not once — many times.

Gone are the days of losing, this heart is enjoying the season of receiving, His blessings,
Not once — many times.

No fear no grieving, this UNION is free from time limit, feel it,
Not once — many times.

All is mere talk, vain practice, if it does not win His Love, so lost and drowned in His Love,
Not once — many times.

Serve Him, let heart hear His call, it will be spoken by Him,
Not once — many times.

Die for world, get sight, hearing, feelings of soul, this UNION of LOVE will be told,
Not once — many times.

Desiring eternal life? Salvation? Soul only knows the potential of soul, ponder,
Not once — many times.

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