Part One

Muslim by Heart

British by Birth and

Indian by Nature

 

A product of mixed Ideas

Exploring Understanding

In the Everyday

 

The past has led me from

The Streets of East London

And its Institutions

To the Heights of Peru

Beaches of Barcelona

Expanses of Africa And

Walls of Berlin

 

With Dreams (If I may dare to say)

Too big for one alone

 

Friendships made

From distant lands

The ‘Rich’ and ‘Poor’

To Irreligious beyond Belief

Whites and Blacks and

So many more in between

 

Life has shown me

The Destruction of Love

The Power of Hate and

The Absence of Peace

 

For Ultimately

 

If I can leave this World

With Having benefited The cause of Man

It will be Judged A Life well Lived

 

 

 

Part Two

In Quiet Comfort

Exploring Tensions

Of Surfaces Found

 

Bound by a Need

To Question The Familiar

 

As One did Ask

Alone and in a Crowd

The Who? What? Where?

And Ultimate Why?

 

Pen in Hand

Bending the Trend

They CameDen left

 

Minds Pacing

Into the Unknown

 

In Search of Spirits

Did I Wonder of Old

 

To Risk and Twist

Moving in Time

 

Refreshing the Age

As the Page Came Alive

 

In the World

With the Word

To Ward off the spell

Of the Devil

 

From the Hearts

Of the Many