June 27, 2020
Continued from chapter 4
There was a time,
(It was said) when
All the people were a ‘single community’—then
They began to differ;* each believing in his own mind
To hold the ‘one truth’
First within themselves—then
Amongst each other.
They became slaves first
To their own selfish desires
(Thinking they were their own masters.)
So when the lie
“You will never be good enough…”
Repeated over and over…
And over again—
Appeared to be real
(In their minds)
They became slaves to each other.
No one dared question lest they be outcast and humiliated
(Better to be validated) and for a time all seemed well within the communities.
But the yoke became heavier and heavier
(It could never be enough) as the people who ruled
Struggled to maintain the lie–
A few brave individuals turned to one another and said:
“Enough is enough! I am enough. You are enough. Together, we are more than enough!”
From which the people who were once a single community never fully recovered.
To be continued…I hope.
*With respect. The Message of the Quran