The Heart’s Lament


Is it really wrong to feel

Like you’re caught in between two extremes?

For the liberal fascist, unseen,

While for others, almost short of being queen!

Amongst family, misunderstood

Despite all the trials you withstood

To be where you are today,

Your conscience bright as day,

Not a soul can your mind sway,

Yet this battle won’t let you stay

Your soul is restless

The climb is making you breathless

The mountaintop is crystal clear

Your eyes begin to tear

Must struggle to overcome

All other senses numb

Soul reaches out to the One

Yet your work will not be done

Till prayer, sacrifice, living and dying all

Are solely for Allah, The Lord of the worlds.


Last two lines inspired by the Qur’anic Verse 162 from Chapter 6 (Al An’am)

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Posted on October 26, 2013, in The Forgotten Gift and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Tabassum Yasmin

    Superb! You are an excellent writer.

  2. ‘Tis beautiful. <3

  3. I can’t believe I didn’t know a poem was posted. Nevertheless it’s beautiful. Samajh nahi ai but it’s beautiful. I need to start working on my poetry skills again (like I ever did that before).

    P.S. A little explanation would be helpful, no joke.

    • JazakAllah Khair. I guess I’m not very good at marketing my poetry.

      This was actually a spontaneous spoken word in my head that somehow found its way on paper/screen (perhaps inspired by the recently downloaded Boona Mohammed tracks). I think it may be confusing because it in a way mirrors the confusion that life’s battles and society give rise to. It starts like an outburst of pent-up exasperation which leads to the realisation that even if we think we have it all figured out, the battle is never truly over. From “being caught between two extremes” to trials to clarity of purpose (“the mountaintop”) to trials again.

      Hope the description is a little less confusing than the poem. Poetry is an amazing form of catharsis, Alhamdulillah.

  4. A short but strong piece mashaAllah.

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