Infatuation

I guess your beauty was a facade I saw what i wanted not what i needed Blinded by infatuation, led astray by lust I’m ashamed i was so conceited Guilt consumes each bone in my body For i have to take responsibility for the pain caused Every tear shed, how could i do such a […]

Family Secrets

On a Wednesday and a Friday every week, they would visit their grandmother’s beautiful home in the suburbs – big enough for a family, but she was all alone. As they approached on the winding path to the grand front door, she watched them with an inscrutable expression, hunched in a corner rocking chair that […]

Excerpts from a Book*

A friend mentioned ‘Can you believe Ramadan is in 3 months?’ Your heart sinks to the bottom of the sea remembering what you’ve been doing for the past 3 months. You are a woman of God, undeniably, the way you care for others. But you remember the guilt from last Ramadan when you were standing […]

Lord

Lord, I fear something I shouldn’t. I feel your coming back will render All my hard work useless, not knowing That praying to you is part of the Hard work, which will bring us closer And write my name in the book of life. I don’t know what I want. I’m unsure – I’m a […]