COMMENTARY OF LOVE

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The best of teachers are those that teach through their actions

Whose teachings become a part of their very existence,

The ones who walk and talk and breathe what they preach

And for their teaching they sweat, and shed tears and they bleed

And what subject harder to teach than the subject of love

A divine subject that is in need of a teacher from above

What does it look like, what does it mean and more?

Is it to like, be affectionate, or does it mean to adore?

And what better teacher of love than the lady of light

Whose existence taught us which meaning of love is right

In times plunged in darkness, hatred and spite

She showed us what love is, and made it shine bright

Her every tear to the last, through every drop of her blood

That fell on the sands and slowly turned it to mud

In her life, this teacher, through her every call and plea

Taught us through her existence that love is Ali

Her every cry was Ali, grief and every sigh was Ali

Every time she fell to the floor she called out for Ali

Her deepest pain was Ali, her every step was Ali

The bruises on her arm called out that love is Ali

Even her ribs testified, the Wali of Allah is Ali

Light is Ali, the moon and the bright sun are Ali

This tired warrior, hands tied with all his might is Ali

Father of every orphan is Ali, justice too is Ali

In this swamp of evil, purity and mercy are Ali

Everything noble is Ali, righteousness is Ali

All good returns to love, therefore love is Ali

The bruises on her arm called out that love is Ali

Even her ribs testified, the Wali of Allah is Ali

In her life, this teacher, through her every call and plea

Taught us through her existence that love is Ali

Poem composed by: Syed Mohsin Ali Jafri

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