Eight Feet Tall

Bismillah… I am a dwarf. But I am standing on the shoulder of a giant. And the view is great from up here! You can have the same view, too! But at first you have to admit that you are a dwarf. And then you have to stand on the shoulder of a giant.

Coming back

Bismillah.

Here I am
Revisiting a favourite dream.
The breadcrumbs lead
To fairytale happiness
And a gathering
Of people ecstatic.

We went away
Each our own way
To gather pearls
And diamonds.
Now the adventure
Has ended
Momentarily.

We are half-empty
Or half-full.
Perspectives
Cannot dictate
What we feel
For each heart.

Our hearts crave
To listen
To stories
Of cherished dreams.

The moment
I see you,
You, you and
You…
My heart dances.

Together
For a reason,
We are here again
To make
A patchwork quilt
To protect us all
And those in need.

And so
Here we are
Again.
Come join the gang.
Why hang around
With your dreams
All alone?

We are here
To build
Dreams upon dreams
Like sturdy layers
Of bricks
And fortify
Hearts.

You have wandered
Long enough.

Come and catch
Your breath.
Let us catch you
When you fall.
You Don’t have to
Hurt alone.

Now that you are
Here again.

………………………..

Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: September 28, 2014
shorturl: http://wp.me/p33PbB-gN

Traveling

Bismillah

I am only
Half-awake.

Nothing really matters
Anymore.

With droopy eyes
I experience
The world
As it disintegrates
Into a meaningless
Mass.

The Earth keeps
Rotating
Around the sun.

As I keep traveling
In this usual
Cosmic journey,
I lose my senses,
My footing,
My vision.

And I find myself
In another dream
In another
Faraway land.

………………………..

Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: September 25, 2014
shorturl: http://wp.me/p33PbB-gI

The comfort zone

Bismillah

Sacrifice…

A synonym
Of love
We often forget.

We want
The rose.
But forget the pricks.

How deep
Is your love?

Are you in love
Long enough
To hold your breath
Under water
To save
Your drowning lover?

Or do you
Just shut
The door
To your heart?

The choices we make
Can break us
In the end.

Perhaps
It is
Not always
Comfortable within
The comfort zone.

………………………..

Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: September 24, 2014
shorturl: http://wp.me/p33PbB-gA

Relief

Bismillah

I was born
To love You.

O Lord!

Open my heart
And
Open Your doors.

I have been standing
Like a beggar
Just to catch
A glimpse of You.

Help me leave
This mundane world.

It has given me
Nothing but pain.

Every time
I am attached,
I find out
The truth.

Again and again.

I am holding on
To bubbles
That burst
One after another.

You have taught me
The nature of
This world.

A world that deceives
And lures
With empty promises.

Yet I follow
The pied piper
And perish.

Again and again.

Fatigue has overcome me.

I seek relief
In Your remembrance.

There is peace in knowing…

The end is near.

My heart is lonely
And restless
Without You.

Open my heart
And
Open Your doors.

I have been longing
To love You
And only You.

………………………..

Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: September 16, 2014
shorturl: http://wp.me/p33PbB-gs

Void

Bismillah

There is
A gaping void
At the core
Of my being.

Everyday
I fall
A little bit more.

A deep darkness.

I have hit
Rock bottom before.

There is hardship
Before ease.
And breakdown
Before breakthrough.

I reside
In a foggy chamber
Inside my head.

My blurry eyes
Cannot see
The light.

At the end
Of the tunnel.

Yet
I have
Not lost hope.

Eagerly
I wait
For my Lord
To lift me up.

He rescued me
So many times before.

Patience is bitter.
Yet its fruit
Is sweet.

………………………..

Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: September 13, 2014
shorturl: http://wp.me/p33PbB-gp

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