The Fountain And The Border

Dedicated to Muslim women
.

By the fountain east of the Turkish border,
My Muslim lover waits for me
I shall be at her side before nightfall
And I shall gently brush her face
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Something goes wrong with our rendezvous
The rebels abduct me unexpectedly
Somehow they think I am an informer
.

Here in this dark and damp cave I pray
I recall the nights I spent with my darling
We had good times at the fountain
How I miss the moonlight and my guitar
.

The rebels are holding me in captivity
If I could send her good tidings,
Her heart would not be filled with dismay
.

We used to sit by the fountain,
She would sing while I played my guitar
We would dance on the wall of the fountain,
And we would jump in the water
.

Each morning she goes back to the fountain
She sits and waits expectantly
And she sings her love songs for me
.

Rajeeyah will never lose hope
Something in her heart tells her that I am alive
She is sad, lonely and afraid,
But my safe return will bring her gladness
.

On this foggy and snowy morning,
I escape from my captors and flee
But I feel a sharp pain in my left side
.

I am only a short distance from the village
And I have to get across the border
I cannot let the pursuers kill me
.

I am cold, and I am getting weak,
But my love for Rajeeyah strengthens me
And I get up each time I fall in the snow
.

Limping and leaning on a long stick,
I manage to cross the border safely
The villagers rescue me and nurse my wounds
.

It is a miracle that I am free
Now I must hurry to the fountain,
My beauty waits for me there
.

I see Rajeeyah from a distance
Although the water is frozen,
She is still hoping that I shall return
.

My darling catches sight of me
And she runs to greet me with open arms
We embrace each other,
And tears roll down our cheeks
.

Rajeeyah and I are together at last!
The fountain gave her faith in me
Our kisses filled the night with love
Nothing can keep me away from my baby

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