Al-Hayy

If you are looking for an easy death
then trying living the hard life
where you strive with every breath to

do the right thing
and do the best you can and
become the better person you can be

the mystery of what
came before the beginning
is waiting for you now

forget your social status
forget the trinkets you have accrued
forget your personal aspirations for

the mystery of what
came before the beginning
is waiting for you now

make your life a revolution
make your every act a radical act
on the road to angelhood is

the mystery of what
came before the beginning
is waiting for you now

do it without regard for acclaim
do it for the sake of the road and not yourself
do whatever you can to escape into

the mystery of what
came before the beginning
is waiting for you now

but do not preach this life to others
without confessing that you failed
in almost every respect

but never gave up trying, nonetheless