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So I dug a bit more, I searched the depth of my soul
I found the answer there, so I searched no more
The month of mercy has knocked at my door
And I'm now ready to open all four-

30 Days of Reincarnation
7/1/2015 - Religious Poetry - Article Ref: IC1506-6094
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By: Samina Farooq
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A Poem by
Samina Farooq

30 Days of Reincarnation


I crawled, I walked, and then I ran,
But I stumbled before the flight began,


So I dragged myself on the runway to fly
As I felt the angel in me slowly die


I sinned and I repented and again I sinned,
Smothering in all the regrets I'd lived


I followed every Iblees - I fed his greed
I crossed the boundaries 'til I wasn't even me


My spirit so restless, now trying to escape,
All through this nightmare I've been awake


The burden of it all, gravity couldn't defy
And I waved the angel in me goodbye


I bathed in my sins, to an ebony heart
But now is the time that I want a new start


Sunshine has been sucked out of my life;
I am alive yet dead inside


My head betrayed my heart, a head deceived by thoughts,
My soul was filled with endless dots


So I dug a bit more, I searched the depth of my soul
I found the answer there, so I searched no more


The month of mercy has knocked at my door
And I'm now ready to open all four-


Tawheed, Salah, Sawm and Zakaat
To shed the darkness, tearing it apart

Let the light peek through holes
Let goose bumps fill me whole


I stare at the clock as it steals my time,
Cut its hands as it commits that crime


I shouldn't say soon, I should say now-
Tomorrow is too late for me to bow


30 days are all I have, the clock won't tick slow
I shall always reap what I always sow


So I burn all the bridges to not go back
Back to the shame, back to the wreck


I found peace when I bowed down to Him
To set my worth there, I don't need wings


The weathers may change, life may move around
I wouldn't want to fly because I like the ground


Angels don't have free-will like mine
They only follow the commandments divine


Over angels, Allah gave Adam supremacy
He repented but I couldn't continue the legacy


I don't need to be an angel- I need to be me
All I need is a heart set free


Free for The One Who deserves the most
To Him my free-will is now sold


I'm glad the realization hit me swift
Before I could drown myself in countless sins


I won't get up 'til You pardon every wrong deed
O Merciful, another chance is all I need


I will try my best to be my best
This tired soul now needs a rest


Please help me repair my damaged heart
Sorry, I couldn't keep your treasure unharmed


Exhausted by my own sins, I plead to You,
Set me free from the burden I grew


I can't lift it anymore, it's burying me six feet deep
How will I walk towards You, carrying this heap


So before my breath leaves my lips
Forgive me, My Rabb, I don't deserve it


Tears came streaming down my face
As I realized I was pulled from the haze

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Samina Farooq is an engineer by qualification, a Qur'an student by occupation, a photographer by eye, a writer by heart, and a Muslim by soul.

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