(Note from Daniela: Baha’u’llah is the Prophet Founder of the Bahai Faith)
Bahà`u`llàh was born Nov 12, 1817 into a Persian clan
No teacher could teach him God`s plan
One night Bahà`u`llàh`s father had a dream
His son swam in the ocean at the head of a team
Fish followed holding to his hair strands
As he led schools unimpeded to many lands
When the boy grew the shah offered him a high position
But Bahà`u`llàh`s aim was : “heal the sick and with justice fight imposition”
At 27 the Bab, a new messenger of God gave Bahà`u`llàh a scroll
The Bab was preparing people for one foretold by many a holy soul.
Bahà`u`llàh said this Bab speaks the Truth, he clearly can
This Bab speaks from God so we`ll follow this man.
The police said Bab, your Truth is just spam
I`m going to jail the people that follow your plan
So Bahà`u`llàh and the Bab became leaders to persecute
In 1852 Bahà`u`llàh is sent to prison down a very dark chute.
In Tihran, the chain around his neck
Would have made any other man a wreck
While in prison the maid of Heaven came to say
Bahà`u`llàh you are the light of this day!
You are the promised one, the Prophets of old foresaw
From Darkness you will illumine a new Law.
After months imprisoned Baha`u`llah is banished
He and his family arrive in Bagdad famished
In Bagdad, Bahà`u`llàhs word spread in every direction
Because the times were fierce and the people needed protection.
His followers came from far to seek his counsel
Again the shah said “be gone you scoundrel”
In April 1863 before leaving Bagdad
Bahà`u`llàh spent 12 days outside the city a bit sad
The people came to the garden to say good bye
He announced:”I am the manifestation of God from on high”
Then the festival of Ridvan began
Declaring Bahà`u`llàh and his all encompassing plan
From 21 April to 2nd of May
We celebrate Ridvan to this very day!
Bahà`u`llàh is now sent to Constantinople
Then later he is banished to Adrianople
A prisoner in Exile, he asks for wars to ceise
And pleaded for the most great peace!
Again, he becomes famous and to Akka he is sent
That is where the most great prisoners – repent
The conditions in Akka were the worst of the worst
So Bahà`u`llàh`s followers came to comfort the man that was their first
From this confinement he wrote the Bahai Book of Laws
This Kitabi-Aqdas gave his critics – pause
To the disenfranchised his teachings brought reconnection
And to the fragmented people he taught reunification
In May 1892 Bahà`u`llàh passed on and rests in Bahji
It is the most holy spot on earth to see.
Akka and Haifa are the heart and mortar
On which Bahais usher in a new world order
From this new world order humanity resounds
From there true prosperity for everyone abounds…!
BIO: After residing in Oregon, USA for over 30 years, Daniela returned to Switzerland in 2014 to live full time. Currently retired and working on her memoir, she has two grown daughters in the USA whom she tries to see often. She enjoys long walks in the beautiful Swiss countryside and living a quiet life with her sister.