I SEE YOUR PAIN

“I see your pain
as clearly as I feel my own.
I will share your burden
so you feel it less.
Do not hate this world.
Do not hate these people.
I will share my hope
so you feel it more.
I want you to see our love
as clearly as I feel yours.”

Kamand Kojouri

MATH

“I call you my soulmate
because I lost myself in you
and then found myself through you.
Sure, when you are gone, I will be a fraction
but the common denominator has always been
me.”

Kamand Kojouri

COME, FRIENDS

“Come, friends.
Come with your grief.
Come with your loss.
Carry all the pieces of your heart
and come sit with us.
Bring your disappointments
and your failures.
Bring your betrayals
and your masks.
We welcome you no matter
where you come from
and what you bring.
Come and join us
at the intersection of
acceptance and forgiveness
where you will find our
house of love.
Bring your empty cups
and we will have a feast.”

Kamand Kojouri

THEY TELL US

“They tell us the only way to move on
is to forget.
“Forgive,” they say.
Realise that you deserve better.
That maybe they
deserve better.
You can’t fight fire with fire.
Extinguish it once and for all.
“Do not look back,” they say.
They don’t tell you that
only one thing is needed.
Only one:
love.
When you are filled to the brim with love,
you only emanate love.
You become lover and
love itself.
Only then will you love
even the very people
you wish to hate.”

Kamand Kojouri

WORRY NOT

“Worry not
if you are in darkness
and the void sucks you in further.
This is not the place we go to die.
It’s where we are born
and our stories begin.”

Kamand Kojouri

IF THEY SPIT ON YOU

“If they spit on you,
collect their spittle to water your plants.

If they throw stones at you,
pick them up to adorn your garden.

If they call you the enemy, a liar and a narcissist.
Plant those very flowers: anemone, lily, and narcissus.

Use their crap to cultivate your mind.”

Kamand Kojouri