Today Is His Time – Magtymguly Pyragy

Today Is His Time
Tell a young man, who has no shame or dignity,
Today is his time.
Let him gather riches like Karun,
The treasury is empty–it is his time.
Oh, what should I do, my luck is wretched,
My heart and my soul are torn into pieces,
Tell my wishes to my beloved,
That she is a remedy for my suffering.
My joyful market fell apart,
My pain is increasing day by day,
My eyes are not able to see anymore,
As if there is a haze of the mountains in front of them.
Having seen your face—the only child,
I came walking from Khiva,
I came riding my horse through the desert,
I came; this is the order from God.
Magtymguly, your pain is obvious,
You properly explained everything,
But learned to hold your tongue, not to get into trouble,
Your eloquence is awesome.
Magtymguly Pyragy
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