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I Am a Glowing Star Now

Misbah loves writing poetry. She says poetry is what makes her heart feels warm and light.

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The universe and the light of the stars come through me.

— Rumi

In my life, I've always stood on the sidelines,

and watched the world go by…

Too terrified to let go, and dwell in the past,

too tired to try in today.


I've enviously looked at the folks around, and

I spend my days hiding out,

and looking for means to flee.


What a deception to make me believe,

I was here to guide with so little knowledge.

For the sake of not living my life for myself.


It is true that our lives, and

the suffering we endure,

weakens us to move forward.


But if we allow ourselves,

to become buried in the scars of our past,

without a doubt, our existence will be lost.


If we want to have a chance at this life,

we're all in. Unfortunately, we can't help, but

hurt each other in order to win


One thing I've learned from this experience,

It is essential to safeguard the lives of all beings.

No matter what road we pursue in life,

In the end all we want is to survive.


The time has come to overcome my worries,

and begin a new dawn. Today I am strong,

so, allowing my tears to wash away my pain,

Stopping my life to fade away in vain.


The dawning of a new day means, that

I can finally let go of my worries, and

start a new dream. For me,

it's time to regain control over my life.


You can see me crying, but

I'm actually letting go of the pain.

In an instant, the gloomy night has given way,

to a bright and sunny day;


Hope and happiness welcomes them in,

as they enter the doorway. The last time,

I was envious, it's been a while.

To the best of my ability, my scars attest.


Was Weak before, but now I'm a glowing star

Having survived the storms, I'm now a human being.

Love for God and humanity has given my life a new meaning.

We came whirling out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust... The stars made a circle, and in the middle, we dance.

— Rumi

© 2021 Misbah Sheikh

Comments

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 13, 2021:

Thank you so much for your very kind and beautiful comment, Flourish. Very much appreciated, dear friend.

Blessings and Love to you!!

FlourishAnyway from USA on September 13, 2021:

No standing on the sidelines! Grab the opportunities! Enjoyed your poem.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 12, 2021:

Thank you so much for your very sweet and encouraging comment, dear Eman. So glad to know you found it inspirational. May Allah continue to bless you with good health and happiness. Ameen! Take care. Stay safe and happy, dear sister.

Many Blessings and Love to you as always! :)

Nian from Pakistan on September 12, 2021:

You wrote an amazing and inspirational poem with a beautiful message. Difficulties in our life make us strong and thanks for sharing this beautiful hub.

Many Love and Blessings to you, dear sister.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 12, 2021:

Thank you so much, Dr Romio. I appreciate your kind response.

Blessings!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 12, 2021:

Thanks a lot for your beautiful and lovely words, dear Rosina. I am so glad you enjoyed it. I think storms in our life comes to make us better and stronger. Happy Sunday!

Many Blessings to you!

Dr Romio from United Kingdom on September 12, 2021:

Beautiful

Rosina S Khan on September 12, 2021:

A lovely poem, Misbah. I am glad you consider yourself to be a glowing star now. You have weathered storms but are now a compassionate human being. Nothing could be more beautiful than this. Thanks for sharing.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 12, 2021:

Thank you very much for the sweet comment, dear Maryam. We are all shining stars. You, too, are. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Stay blessed and Happy Sunday to you!!

Love and Blessings to you, dear sister.

Maryam Fatima from Pakistan on September 11, 2021:

Was Weak before, but now I'm a glowing star

Having survived the storms, I'm now a human being.

Love for God and humanity has given my life a new meaning.

Inspirational and beautiful lines. Yes, you are a shining Star, dear Sis.

Have a nice day.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 11, 2021:

Thank you so much for your very kind and encouraging comment, dear brother. You by mistake posted this comment on Brenda's week 28 prompt. I have stolen it from there. Lol! I hope you won't mind instead would be happy to see me doing that. ;) I agree with everything you've said. Thanks a million! Have a great and blissful weekend. Enjoy the life to its fullest! Once again thank you so much, bro. I greatly appreciated your kindness. Much respect for you. Allah bless you. Ameen!

Blessings and Peace

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 11, 2021:

From Manatita:

Mi cara amiga ...querida amiga, preciosa amiga,

This piece touches mi alma .. mi corazon! escriba mas like that. Not the teaching kind but the raw, real honest pieces. It will touch souls. Everyone has a soul, even Hitler ... Lucifer. Everything comes from Love ... from Allah.

I'm so, so proud of you!! Write more like that, much more. Guru ji continue to bless you from his own Loka. Read more of his work. Read my book. Serve and never be tired of serving. I have done this for 39 conscious years and again, I was also molded this way by mom.

Service widens the Heart, the psychic Heart and will enhance receptivity to Grace. Love, love you, love you. Write more!!

Suyo affectisimo!

P.S God loves everyone! But there's a special place in Its Heart for willing servants ... aspiring seekers. Much Light to you. - Manatita

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 11, 2021:

Agreed. Thank you so much for your very sweet and thoughtful response, Bredz. I appreciate your thoughtfulness. Glad you liked it. Enjoy your weekend to the fullest!

Blessings and Love as always!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 11, 2021:

Misbah

I love this poem.

We often stand on the sidelines afraid to try because we have scars from the past.

We must let our tears wash away the pain & trust that God has a better plan.

We can be strong

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 11, 2021:

Aww.. Peggy. Thank you so much for your very sweet and thoughtful comment. Greatly appreciated, dear friend. Much Love! You truly honoured me. Gratitude! And yes, a very big congratulations to you on winning the hubbie award. I am so glad for you. Have a great weekend! Take care and keep smiling.

Many many Blessings and Love to you :)

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 11, 2021:

Enduring hardship is a part of life, but like steel, we gain strength after the forging. May you continue to shine brightly! You are indeed a bright star on HubPages and undoubtedly many other places as well.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 11, 2021:

Thank you so much for your very kind and beautiful comment, dear Rozlin. So glad to know you enjoyed reading it till the end. So Grateful for your kindness. Have a great weekend, dear sister. Enjoy!

Lots of love and Blessings to you!?

Rozlin from UAE on September 11, 2021:

Beautiful poem, Misbah. U have nicely weaved the words. I enjoyed reading till it ends. Thank you for sharing. Many blessings to you, dear sister.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 11, 2021:

Amara, Thank you so much for your very kind and beautiful comment, dear sister. I am so pleased to know you liked the poem, picture and the quotes. Greatly appreciated! Have a super great weekend! Sending you Lots of love and Blessings as always!!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 11, 2021:

Awww... Thank you so much for such a sweet comment, dear Srushti. Lots of love to you, dear friend. I am so glad to know you found it as a soul soothing poem. I am grateful for your kindness. Much appreciated. God bless you always. Ameen! Wishing you a great and energetic weekend!

Lots of love and Blessings to you!!

Amara from Pakistan on September 11, 2021:

Beautiful poem with beautiful quotes of Rumi.. I also loved this shining stars photo.. Lovely..

Srushti Gamit on September 11, 2021:

Misbah what a beautifully weaved poem!!

This poem literally soothes the soul. I would love to read this wonderful piece every time I feel low and when ever a thought of quitting knocks the door.

God bless you dear

Sending so much love and strength to you.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 11, 2021:

Thanks a lot for sharing your beautiful thoughts and for your lovely feedback, Linda L. I am so glad you enjoyed it. Greatly appreciated, dear friend. May God continue to bless you. Have a superb weekend. Enjoy!

Sending lots of love and blessings to you and your loved ones.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 11, 2021:

Thanks a lot for your very kind and generous comment, Linda Crampton. Much appreciated, dear friend. I am glad you enjoyed reading the poem and quotes. Have a blessed weekend.

Sending lots of Blessings to you!!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 11, 2021:

Thanks a lot for your very kind and beautiful words, Chitra Di. I am so glad you enjoyed and found it uplifting. Have a fun weekend.

Many Blessings and Love to you, Di

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 11, 2021:

Chrish, We missed you too, dear sister.

Blessings and Love

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on September 11, 2021:

In the past two years many of us have endured more strife and sadness than one should see in a lifetime. We can let it consume us, or we can find our inner strength and move forward. I'm glad you have chosen to soar above it all. You are indeed a shining star.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on September 11, 2021:

You’ve told an interesting and impressive story in your poem. I love the Rumi quotes.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 11, 2021:

Nicely expressed and uplifting poem. I wish you all the best. Keep moving on, and keep glowing.

Thank you for sharing!

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on September 11, 2021:

this past few weeks has been very busy, I also spent my free short time in Reading. I miss you very much and of course everyone here! Take good care always kisses !!!!!!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 11, 2021:

Thank you so much for your very kind and generous comment, Mr. Bill. Much appreciated, Sir. Have a great weekend!

Sending love and blessings to you and your family!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 11, 2021:

Shine on, beautiful star, shine on!

Hugs and blessings from afar!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 11, 2021:

Chrish, you're such a sweetheart. I'm delighted to see your response. I'd been missing your power hugs and love yous a lot. Thank you for your lovely and beautiful comment. You are a shining star. I love you too, my dear sweet sister.

Blessings, hugs and kisses to you as well.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on September 11, 2021:

The pain and drama that we've been through is exactly what makes life LIFE. Like you who can feel it to the core of your heart you have been living your best life. A beautiful star is brighter during the darkest night, you are shining Misbah my dearest sisi.

Sending I love yous and super power hugs!!!!!!!!!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 11, 2021:

Aww...MsDora, thank you so much for your lovely and beautiful words. I'm delighted you enjoyed it. And I'm even happier to know that you believe we all feel the same way. Thank you for your encouraging words. Lots of love to you. Have a blessed weekend. :)

Blessings and Hugs!!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 11, 2021:

I'm impressed by how accurately you describe your feelings, which are also ours, but we all cannot express them as well as you do. Thanks for sharing your heartfelt expressions.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 11, 2021:

Thank you so much for your very beautiful and generous comment, John. Greatly appreciated, dear friend. I am glad you liked it. Gratitude!

Blessings always!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 11, 2021:

Thanks a lot for your beautiful and loving words, Pamela. I am glad you liked it. Much Love! Happy weekend.

Blessings and Love to you!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 11, 2021:

Yes, you are a glowing star, Misbah. Never forget that. You have a wonderful life ahead of you. I love this poem. Blessings.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 11, 2021:

I think most of us have survived storms in our lives. When we get the the other side of the difficult time, we are stronger just like you described in your poem.

"Was Weak before, but now I'm a glowing star" says that you have survived to start anew. I really loved your poem, and I relate to having felt just that way in the past. It is an excellent poem.

Love and many Blessings!

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