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.

The riddle

Bismillah

Perhaps
Love is
Meant to be

A lonely riddle.

Waiting
With its
Jigsaw puzzle
Pieces.

Each fragment
Full of
Assuring hints.

Perhaps
You are
Meant to be

A lone traveler.

Waiting
On the path
Of love.

To solve
The riddle
Of your
Own heart.

When you know
Your own heart

You know
The divine image

Love embodies.

………………………..
Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: August 28, 2016
short url: bit.ly/2bAyyVo

The new dress

Bismillah

She wore her faith
Like a brand new
Delicate dress.

Humbly.
Joyfully.
Cautiously.

She let it grow
Like a new layer
Of protective skin.

Saving it from
Stains that
Threaten to sully

The fabric of
Her expanding
Consciousness.

………………………..
Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: August 28, 2016
short url: bit.ly/2bsDheI

Sometimes

Bismillah

Sometimes
I just want
To fade away.

Into nothing
Because

My heart and soul
Are always filled

With something.

You know that feeling?

We grow weary.
Yet we endure.

It’s not big vortexes
That suck
Our hearts.

But…

Those little ones
Throughout
The day.

A little here.

A little there.

We are depleted
Before downtime.

But where can we go?

Everywhere we go
We take our selves
With us.

And the journey
Burdens us more.

Sometimes we are
Miles apart.

From peace
That heals.

Our broken pieces.

And sometimes
We are just
One step away.

From surrender.

We forget
We are not alone.

We forget
To remember
That He remembers us.

When we remember Him.

………………………..
Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: August 26, 2016
short url: bit.ly/2c0gDtO

The seed

Bismlillah

This strange affair
Of my soul.

I am
A stranger
In my own body.

I bear
The burden
Of the message.

The burden
Of knowing
Is shattering me
To pieces.

Perhaps
Pain is a part
Of growth.

Perhaps
Like a seed
I need to break
Through darkness.

To emerge
As new life
Into the light.

………………………..
Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: Dec 04, 2015
short url: bit.ly/2b6HRzj

The red pill

Bismillah

I have taken
The red pill.

Now there is
No turning back.

It is now
Or never.

And even if
I could
I would not

Return to where
I was before.

You cannot turn
Your back
On your Lord.

He is facing
You.

Wherever
You may go.

………………………..
Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: Dec 04, 2015
short url: bit.ly/2b3G0eO

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