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.



Neither words
Nor silence
Can repair me.

Only Time can heal
My wounded heart.

Do not let
My absence
Alarm you.

I am burning.
In darkness.
In disguise.

My burning
Will light my soul.

And show me and you
The way back
To The Truth.

Wait for me
Until then.


Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: August 19, 2014
shorturl: http://wp.me/p33PbB-g0

The Divorce


The world
Has closed
Its doors
To me.

And I have closed
My doors to it,

We are now
Mutual strangers.

Behind closed doors
I open my heart.

To The One
And Only One.

Who knows me
Inside out.

Do you know
Who she is?

They attempt
To introduce me
With praises
And accolades
And shout outs.

My soul
So much more.

I am
A master
Of disguise.

I have hidden myself
Behind status updates
And chitchats.

My everyday things
Belie the immortal nature
Of my soul.

My immortal soul
Is homeward bound.

Divorced from this world,
I am just waiting
For my turn
To get on the train.

That will take me
To my eternal bliss.


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

The Storm


From my heart
To my head,
My heart to head,
Heart to head.

A storm rages.

It threatens
To tear me

Yet I hold on.

To Your Rope.

There was Love.

Only pangs of

This earth-body
To go back
To earth.

Earth to earth
I come and go.

Setting my soul
Free to meet

I await
The moment
Love’s Face
Will be unveiled
At last.

Until then
I will be drenched
In tears.

Trapped in a thunderstorm
Of emotions.

Perhaps I am
Among those
Who weep much.


Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: August 15, 2014
shorturl: http://wp.me/p33PbB-fO


Love has poisoned
My heart.

Now I can’t stand
Anything but love.


Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: August 13, 2014
shorturl: http://bit.ly/1BdBgXL


I am too sad
And upset.

What happened?

I don’t know.
It’s just a feeling.

Everyday I lose
A person…
A thing…

Is this
What life is

A roller-coaster ride
Of emotions?

Many times
My tears have
Mixed with ink.

And formed
Words on paper
That release the agony.

That eats, eats, eats
At the core
Of my being.

It is okay
To feel
With great intensity.

I convince myself.

I don’t know
Any other way
To live life.

Don’t be alarmed.

I will mask
It all
And greet you
With a smile.

When I hear you
On my door.

You won’t feel
A thing.

So, how is life?

Don’t ask me.

I don’t know
How to answer
That can reveal
My inner truth.

Without giving myself


Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: August 06, 2014
shorturl: http://wp.me/p33PbB-fA


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