June 5, 2019
This was written during a time of physical pain a week or so ago. Sometimes words feel to me like splinters that need to come out.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this journey as much as I have! Thank you everyone for all the supportive and kind words expressed here. My faith in humanity is restored.
Beauty in the shadows.
Dedicated to Nour Lee 😊 https://nour7.home.blog/2019/05/25/short-poem-1/
May 25, 2019
We want to write
Perfect scripts, but life
just doesn’t work that way.
Life IS ALL a play!
Life is hard
Tell me, why do you follow me? What do you want?
My thoughts and ideas?
If I like you will you like me just the same?
What are you looking for?
Your next victim?
Around the bush!
Just who do you think you are?
“It is not for thee (O Prophet) to make people follow the right path, since it is God (alone) who guides whom he wills.” —The Message of the Qur’ān 2:272*
I may not know much about a lot of things—but of this I will say:
I know truth when I see it.
And I get—it’s threatening.
But only to some people.
So, tell me again what is it you seek?
If it’s a new pair of sneakers—I can’t help you. If, however, you are in need of cheer and a reminder that perfection is a constant; you are in good company. This is why I am here. Not to fight or compete or in any way tell you what you should do. Only to say, “Do it well. Whatever you do.”
It makes no difference to me who you are.
Equal to me and please don’t take this personally or
Become offended if
I quietly choose
To follow you.
Some paths are meant for others and some are just dead ends.
The goal is up ahead and
Time is ticking…
Take heart weary-travelers and be of good cheer—we are not alone.
This is the beginning of Happiness Ever After.
Please join me, (at your will) as we, navigate together through sad stormy seas and cool caring comfort. Whew—that’s a mouthful!
With God as our Captain, his prophets as our guiding lights: my name is Nina Zain and I will be your navigatress on this ship. (So probably not a bad idea to make sure you have your life-jacket. Cause you know, just in case.)
We are all in this soup together. What flavor will you add?
I do hope you will come along with me for the next adventure. Stay tuned! I’ll be busy working and experimenting–but I will be back…
With love, gratitude and prayers,
Nina Zain 🙂
*The Message of The Qur’ān. ‘Trans.’ Muhammad Asad. Melksham, Wiltshire by the Grace of God, Redwood Press Limited, 1984 ©️ Pola Hamida Asad, 1980, 1984.