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.

Experiences

Bismillah

Sometimes
You yearn for
No yearning.

Sometimes
You walk
Toward a dead end.

Sometimes
You drown
In a desert.

Sometimes
You find your voice
In silence.

Sometimes
You’re full
When you are empty.

Sometimes
The path beholds
Your footprints.

Sometimes
You eat
To become hungry.

Sometimes
You starve to
Feel fulfilled.

Sometimes
Words have
No meaning.

Sometimes
You still wonder
Where they lead you.

………………………..
Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: Feb 25, 2019
short url: https://wp.me/p33PbB-Od

Advertisements

Choices

Bismillah

A stranger here
And an outcast there,
She is standing on
The no-man’s land.

Her dreams take her
Only as far as her eyes
Fathom
What lies ahead.

But when she closes her eyes
The mirage disappears.

And a mirror begins to shine
Faintly
In her heart.

It shows her who she is
And who she can be.

When she knows
How to face herself
She begins to see
With eyes closed.

The reflections create
A rabbit hole.
Inviting her to
Free-fall.

And even though she is
Afraid of heights
She lets go of control.

Something
Is tugging at her heart.
And it feels safer to go

Down down down
To look darkness
In the eye

Than to be enchanted by
Bubbles

Luring her
At the edge
Of her consciousness.

………………………..
Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: Feb 23, 2019
short url: https://wp.me/p33PbB-O9

Speed

Bismillah

Her tears took her
Faster to Him
Than her feet
Ever could.

It’s a journey
Only those who
Missed Him madly
Understood.

………………………..
Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: Feb 20, 2019
short url: https://wp.me/s33PbB-speed

Coping

Bismillah

Everybody is
Chasing joy.

But she is diving
Deeper in her pain.

There is
A secret garden
Under her ocean of grief.

And it is
Calling her name.

Let the world wonder
Where she is

While she wanders
In search of
The Gardener.

Nothing can
Still her now

Except
A secret rendezvous
With Him
Who makes roses

Out of the thorns
That pierce her heart

And melts
Her grief away.

………………………..
Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: Feb 20, 2019
short url: https://wp.me/s33PbB-coping

Expectation

Bismillah

The rain sings
Its secret song
To the cracked earth
And thirsty trees.

But no one
Listens to it
With the same joy
As the tiny life

Waiting to erupt
From the darkness
Of the buried seed.

………………………..
Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: Feb 18, 2019
short url: https://wp.me/p33PbB-NT