we have not come to take prisoners [hafiz].

We have not come here to take prisoners,But to surrender more deeply To freedom and joy.

We have not come into this exquisite world To hold ourselves hostage of Love.

Run my dear, From anything That may not strengthen Your precious budding wings.

run like he'll my dear, From anything likely To put a sharp knife Into the sacred, tender vision Of your beautiful heart.

Wehave a duty to befriend Those aspects of obedience That stand outside of our house And shout to our reason "o please, o please, Come out and play."

For we have not come here to take prisoners Or to confine or wondrous spirits,

But roexperience ever more deeply Our divine courage, freedom, and Light!

- hafiz

Posted on November 22, 2010 and filed under from friends-.