Monday, 30 July 2012

They say

They say I am alive
So long as I breathe
But I know
I am deaf, dumb and blind
Without the soul inside of me
The truth is we are fallen
leaves from a forbidden tree
In our quest for eternity
We rot miserably
Do we submerge ourselves
In dirt just so we can feel
The piles and piles of memories
That we relive in order to
Feel as though we are still alive
That there is still time
Taking smiles and friendships and pouring
Them into never ending holes
We've dug on this journey

They say to live
Life to the full
To cram the wonderful things
And don't take the time to stop and think
Experience, the touch and the taste
Don't let your senses go to waste
So shove starry nights next to 'being a child'
Comforting food and a new pair of shoes
And then you wonder why
Nothing seems beautiful to your eyes
On your deathbed you feel
And then you know
You are empty
because your quiet heart is filled
with holes

'Only in remembrance of Allah will your heart find peace'
Surah 13
Verse 28


  1. Oh how fitting! It's my birthday today. Don't wanna brag but's Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore's birthday too. And Neville Longbottom's. B)

    1. Alhamdulillah. I'm not too sure how apt this poem is for a birthday . I don't celebrate birthdays but even i would say isn't the poem a tad on the sad side for a birthday tribute? When writing this poem I can honestly say i didn't expect a comment to do with harry potter of all things .
      Aah yes i have read some of Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore's work I'm not a fan of some of the themes in his pieces but must agree that his work is in general breathtaking.

    2. Eh, but I find it enlightening, reinvigorating even!