Poetry

Ummah divided

The ‘Ummah’; a community of unity,  our oneness in spirituality; an entity of faith and loyalty  in serving God and humanity. But is this just a fantasy of harmony?  Will we wake from this reverie to see  a fragmented  Ummah  in disunity; the sects, cultures, nationalities: different practices in seeking the same God and sacred …

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Purple Flowers

Purple flowers, Stand to the hours Of the “No”s ­ And the fear.   Purple flowers Acknowledge the loss, From the unexpected  Battle of nightmares.   Purple flowers  Speak in colour,  Out of the silence  In monochrome.   They do not apologise  For falling Where no place to fall  Should have been.   Purple flowers  …

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Power from the Pain

Ice cracks Thawing Cold that was But is there No More.   Torture and nightmares Panics and horror Irrationality Loss – identity Loss – confidence Loss – reality Crisis   The continuous cycle is Paused   I breathe normally Sensations come back The ice within is consumed into water   I am controlled by me …

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No One Can See You

  Every stranger. Every person. Every human. Every hair. Every contour. Every wrinkle. Every ignorant line. She searched their faces in earnest, would it be him, could it be him, could it be them. What was it that drove them to such cowardice  and evil? She was afraid. The fear could be seen on her …

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Intersections (a Poem from the Maldives)

by Aisha Hussain Rasheed @ishahr Maldives is a small island nation in the Indian ocean known for its scenic beauty. What most people don’t know about the country is that it is young democracy where the first democratic elections were held in 2008. The first democratically elected government was forced to resign due to police …

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