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.

Travellers

Bismillah

Some seek You
In silence.

Living
On remembrance.

Some savour
Your words.

Healing
Broken hearts.

Some reach
Your throne.

Riding
On a teardrop.

Some Journey
By night.

Longing
Like lovers do.

Some pass
Their days.

Holding
A burning coal.

All roads
Lead to Love.

Crossing
Boundaries.

Coming
Full circle.

Finding
And losing.

And finding Love
Again.

………………………..
Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: May 24, 2016
short url: bit.ly/25k8kPg

The rose

Bismillah

Her heart broke
Open.

Like a rose
In full bloom.

You filled your soul
With a beautiful scent.

And it took you back
To a world
Beyond this world.

You touched
The core.

Not knowing.

How the rose
Hid pain.

In layers
Within layers.

How the rose
Bled tears.

In silence
Within silence.

How the rose
Yearned.

For a world
Beyond this world.

The rose bloomed.
Like a heart shattered
With grief.

You filled your soul
With a beautiful scent.

Not knowing.

The source
Of your joy.

Is the source
Of her pain.

………………………..
Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: May 11, 2016
short url: bit.ly/1T4GVch

Beware

Bismillah

There is danger
On this path.

What lured you here?

This path.

Here darkness dresses
As light.

And light shimmers
In darkness.

What lured you here?

Were you deceived
By the pied piper?

Or the lady in red?

What lured you here?

Follow
Your heart.

But unlock it first.

What lured you here?

The Final Message
Holds the key.

Have you found it?

What lured you here?

This path.

Where many mystics
Lose the way.

And sinners
Become saints.

What lured you here?

………………………..
Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: May 07, 2016
short url: bit.ly/1T5t0F1

Poisoned

Bismillah

Ah!

This pain!
This pain!!

What did I do
To deserve this?

Could it be true?

That I am loved
By You?

Only love
Unleashes poison.

And it baffles
Reason.

Poison!

Poison for Love!
By Love!
With Love!

Poison that strokes
Inside
My throat.

Poison that chokes
The breath
In my chest.

Poison that burns
My body
And my limbs.

Poison that numbs
The thoughts
In my head.

Poison it is
That I must endure.

To slay
What lies.

Between Love
And the lover.

I sacrifice my self
To win
Love’s favour.

It must wither.

It does not belong
In this abode
Of Love.

But
It longs
To stay.

So poison it is
That must
Drive it away.

………………………..
Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: May 06, 2016
short url: bit.ly/21EeqEF

Two veils

Bismillah

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

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