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.

Trees

Bismillah

Layers upon layers
Of life that is green.
Surrounding
My vision.
Penetrating
My inner being.

Peace unfolding
Silently and secretly.
Mesmerizing.
Rejuvenating.

Praising The Lord.
Prostrating.

………………………..

Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: July 31, 2015
shorturl: http://wp.me/p33PbB-gX

This poem is inspired by a photo
captured by Bilkis Banu.

A plea

Bismillah

My Lord!

Break me
Completely.

And then…

Mend me
With Your love.

………………………..

Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: June 19, 2015
shorturl: http://wp.me/p33PbB-gS

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

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