The Way to Love

By Susan Abbassi

I am on my way to love,

Alertly, with the wholesome consciousness  

And friending pure conviction

In this journey, I proceed

 Only with a potent will.

You who have sealed your doubts,

And have defeated your fears,

Hurry to come with me.


To see love,

I have left myself behind

And have buried my thoughts alive.

Steadily but assuredly

I have abandoned my desiring.

You who are willing to die,

And eliminate your ego,

Hurry to come with me.


On my way to love,

I see roses and bluebells singing the song of harmony.

I can hear,

 Plainly, with the soul of my being

The word of wisdom being preached by the flowers.

You who are tired of the mundane

And long to see the mystery,

Hurry to come with me.


In His sacred realm of light,

Where reality is palpable

And cosmos is at hand

The beloved gives away His love

Amiably, with assurance of serenity.

 You who have an empty cup,

And are thirsty for truth,

Hurry to come with me.


Susan Abbassi is a writing specialist who holds a master degree in English literature and a double Bachelor Degrees in Religious Study and English literature from California State University, Bakersfield. Susan is currently working in the Writing Center at Bakersfield College, where she is the faculty adviser for Muslim Student Association (MSA).