Search a Little Longer

Lift the veil from your face
The stars are witnesses

Do not tease
Come out boldly

Become a healer
Passion is in your heart

How long will you beg like Moses on the mountain
The flame is within you

Create a new Mecca with every speck of your dust
Rid yourself of idolatry

Observe the limits in this garden
Even if you want to boast

First, create the confidence of Alexander in yourself
Then lust after the glory of Darius

Written originally in Urdu
Translated by Rafiq Kathwari