What you focus on grows

Slowly I turn the focus ring to get a good shot of the ruins of of an old building and as I turn, the image sharpens. Click. Picture taken. I look around the building and see the extreme damage the earthquake had done to it. As I return home that day, I browse through my … Continue reading What you focus on grows

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A fight I will not lose

It is a battle we are in With neither of us wanting to give in You made me think I am winning Only to realise you tricked me to losing You swore to me of your loyalty But now all I know is of your dishonesty Lies after lies Your sweet but empty promises I … Continue reading A fight I will not lose

Engaged

‘You look pale,’ mum says to me. Creases form on her forehead, she looks at me with concern. ‘Look,‘ she says as she turns me to face a full-length mirror. In it, I see a girl. Her face white as powdered snow. She looks ever so fragile and frail. Like a porcelain, you would worry that … Continue reading Engaged

A Just Leader

I stand in the thousands of crowd. My heart beats fast as I hear the faint sound that indicates the arrival of His Majesty. As I think of our leader who has ruled with justice, kindness and love, one who fears Allah SWT who would do what is right no matter what others say, it … Continue reading A Just Leader

Love

I search the whole world for a love so true, Only to have knives thrown at me, And it cuts me right through I searched for love in the crowds of people, I searched for one who stays through thick and thin, Only to return, disappointed, appalled, As they pushed me away and told me … Continue reading Love

Zahra

I stare at my paper. The word neatly written, line by line. Equally spaced, keywords and main points I should remember are nicely highlighted. A minute pass then another. The words starts to blur as my mind takes me to a different world. I am sitting on a fluffy cloud, enjoying the breathtaking view of … Continue reading Zahra

Dandelion

  I close my eyes and breathe in the air. Fresh. The icy cold breeze blows gently caressing my face. I open my eyes to see the sun just rising up. ‘Alhamdulillah’, I whisper my gratitude to my Lord. The land stretches far to the horizon where the sun meets the grass. A few feet … Continue reading Dandelion