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.

Two veils


You willed
Me to be.

And You willed
Two veils.

Between You and me.

One is
Your mercy.

The other –
My fallacy.

You veiled
Your Face from me.
With a veil.

Of light.

And I veiled
Your Face from me.
With a veil.

Of desire.

Your veil saves me
From being burned.

By Love.

My veil keeps me
From burning.

With love.

I cannot
Lift Your veil.

I can
Lift my own veil.

Only if You will.

Will me to be.
Closer to You.

You say “Be!”

And it is.

Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: May 05, 2016
shorturl: bit.ly/1WbqBcy

A weary traveller


You are
A weary traveller.

Still you keep


One heavy step
At a time.

Tales of
The mountain top
Mesmerize you.

And now
You can’t stop
This journey.

This journey
That tears you
At the seams.

This journey
That veils
Whatever is
And cozy.

You cannot
Give up
This quest.

Shed the weight
From your shoulder.

Shed the weight
From your soul.

You have burdened
Your own self.

With trappings
Of this world.

And the safe
You carry
Weighs you down.

Shed the weight
And taste
The freedom.

Of a bird
In flight.

Let go.

Let The Lord
Take your hand.

Let go.

Let The Lord
Carry you.

To the mountain top.

Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: April 29, 2016
shorturl: bit.ly/26AeMQ9

A secret world


What is this thing
Called love?

This love!

The more I drink
The thirstier I am.

I see
In darkness.

Yet I fumble in light.

Do you seek this?

This thing called love?

This love that
Must break you
To mend you.

Love is
A bed of roses.

And every rose
Has its thorn.

Do not dare
To enter.

If you are
A seeker

Of pleasure.

Love is
A secret world.

Only those
Who bear pain

With love

Possess the key.

Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: April 27, 2016
shorturl: bit.ly/1TwA75W

Light upon light


Your Spirit
Was within me.

All along.

Yet I did not
Recognize You.

You brought me
To light
Out of three layers
Of darkness.

I still fumble.

The darkness
In my heart
The Straight Path.

Grant me light
Upon light.

I am tired
Of this blindfold.

One by one
I enter the doors.
Only to face
A dead end.

I must close
My variety store.

Displayed goods
Trick the eye.

It is time
To seek.

Hidden treasures.

It is time
To see.

With Your eyes.

Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: April 23, 2016
shorturl: bit.ly/1MPkLKL

A journey by night


Am I the only one?

Stranded on this path?

This path that
Leads to Love?

It feels like that.

I have begun
This journey
By night.


How much more pain?
How many more days?

Before the wait is over?

Pious ones have left
Their footprints.

And I carry
Your light
In my broken heart.

Hoping to shorten
This journey Home.

I have begun
To travel alone
When everyone is drunk.

With sleep.

Sometimes I feel
This feeling of peace.

My pain.

This feeling
Of love glowing
Softly in my eyes.

Shaping me
For a road
Less travelled.

Am I the only one here?

Still searching
Still pining
Still weeping?

They play.
They laugh.
They dance.

They have forgotten
What it’s like.

To journey by night.

And meet Love in secret.

Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: April 23, 2016
shorturl: http://bit.ly/1Sq188L


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