Poem: A Lover's Prayer

Let me awake with you in my arms,
and I wake up the happiest of men.
Let your face be the first I see each day,
and the last I see when my day ends.
Let me be all that you want me to be,
to answer each question that you ask.
Let my hands and my will be at your call,
to perform each sweet and loving task.
Let me be always at your side, my love,
in this world of floods and droughts.
Let your voice be the one I hear most,
in this world of whispers and shouts.
And let me love you now and forever,
wherever the night and day leads us to,
so that far beyond mere stars or sun,
past time itself, I’ll still be  loving you.


Mahmud Hasan