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Charlize

Not mine but beautiful poem

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Charlize

A young woman once asked me
"How does it feel to be a man?"

I said, "My dear I am not so sure."
Then she said, "Well aren't you a man?"

And this time I replied,
"I view gender as a beautiful animal 
That people often take for a walk on a leash 
Or might enter in some odd contest 
To win strange prizes.
My dear a better question for Hafiz
Would have been,
'How does it feel to be a heart?'

For all I know is Love and I find
My heart Infinite and Everywhere."

-- Persian poet, Hafiz, 1315-1390

 

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Charlize

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reyindium

This is rather lovely. Thank you for sharing.

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SaraAW

Beautiful, thanks for sharing. 

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