79 The Forceful Chargers: Poems based on the Qur’an
When the Trumpet sounds
the dead will awake
not understanding the passage of time —
like the seed that blows
from a tree,
and dies in the cold earth
brought to life again later
by the warming sun.
The angels will go forth
like forceful chargers readied for war
to gather the souls of believers and non-believers
and those who mocked their warner
will have their eyes opened too late,
for they preferred the physical world,
but those who feared the Lord
and restrained from their base desires
will see the gates of Paradise open.
The Creator can bring all things back to life,
as He wills.