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A Dance of Unfulfilled Dreams

Misbah enjoys writing poetry and loves to convey the messages of Love through her poems.


The Madness of Her Life was Performed In a Dance

She performs a dance

with her arms spread

as she dances

about her unfulfilled dreams.

Nothing is safe from her footsteps now

An unyielding dancer

In her sleepless evenings,

she dances with her head flung back

Her life in the roaring young age

Her troubled body

Forgets all of her worries

She throws back her hands,

freeing herself,

She drives away the devils of her fever,

Her arms whirling,

her abundant sorrows,

her wounded heart,

her trembling voice,

Reaching high and High

Yet she is on the floor

seeing no one around her

Carelessly whirling and dancing,

like nobody is around

The man standing behind

saw her getting lost

her forehead wet,

and her feet bleeding.

He notices her heart contracting,

In the path of the frenzied dancer

He adored everything.

He saw in her a dazzling bride

But he no longer has any dreams.

He is the follower of reality

Have seen the worst of everything

Not ready to handle her dreams

She, on the other hand,

is a dancer of unmet dreams.

Until the illusion is broken

Until the unfathomable comes to an end

She, a Butterfly with a strange hue

Will continue to dance

of her unfulfilled dreams

dancing and whirling

the madness of her life

Her anger and disappointment

Lost in whirling

She is ready to dream again

Will continue to inspire herself

She knows the value of herself

Knows that no one can snatch her dreams

She is a woman, so she is weak

that's what you think

She was made as your partner

God created her out of your Rib

From under your arm so you protect her,

near to your heart so you can love her

Don't let her dreams shatter

Care her and love her

You will be questioned one day

for all the sorrows you will give her

Women were created from the rib of man to be beside him, not from his head to top him, nor from his feet to be trampled by him, but from under his arm to be protected by him, near to his heart to be loved by him.

— Matthew Henry, An Exposition of the Old and New Testament Volume 6

© 2021 Misbah Sheikh

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