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.

Surrender

Bismillah

Faster than
The speed of thought
Love is coming
To ambush you.

What will you do then?
What will you do?

Surrender
Your heart,
Your blood,
Your whole being.

You know
You can’t escape it.

Faster than
The speed of thought
Love is coming.

Stay numb,
Stay calm.

Before it fades.
Before it leaves
Without a trail.

Stay
A little while longer.

Lovingly ambushed.

………………………..
Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: January 25, 2016
shorturl: bit.ly/1RI8d8T

The meeting

Bismillah

That moment
When I finally see
The Light!

Will I fall down
In reverence?

Stand
Mesmerized?

My Lord!

Wash my eyes
With tears
Of repentance.

Fill my heart
With longing.

I want to
Pine away.

This life of mine,
So very blessed
With the gifts.

Is a veil
From The Giver.

That moment
When I finally see
The Giver!

Will I fall down
In reverence?

Or stand
Mesmerized!

………………………..
Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: November 28, 2015
shorturl: bit.ly/1lmxyXL

Treasure hunt

Bismillah

Sometimes
I feel
I can travel
A lifetime.

Perhaps
That’s how long
It takes
To find
A living hermit.

Or perhaps
Gold dust
Got mixed with sand.

And got in my eye.

And now
I cannot see
The way
To my dreams.

………………………..
Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: November 16, 2015
shorturl: http://wp.me/p33PbB-hd

High

Bismillah

Slipping to
The other end of
Consciousness
Where
Nothing defines my being.

I am
A bundle of energy.

Imperceptible
To naked eye,
I jump to the moon
And back.

And then jump
To the moon and
Back and then

Jump to
The moon and back.

The merry-go-round
Goes wheeee!

I travel
To the other end
Of consciousness.

Where joy rules
And joy
Rules and
Joy rules.

Beyond
The borders
Of my body.

I roam free
In spirit.

………………………..
Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: October 05, 2015
shorturl: http://wp.me/p33PbB-h4

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.

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