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Shed More Tears Whispered My Heart

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

Getting closer to You, cause I Love You

Getting closer to You, cause I Love You

You came to me in that hour of need

When I was so lost, so lonely

You came to me, took my breath away

Showed me the right way, the way to lead

You filled my heart with love

Showed me the light above

Now all I want is to be with you

— Lyrics by Sami Yusuf

Whispers Of The Heart

He reached out to me as I was sighing, and

Clutching my heart - in the dark. Hands cupped,

Eyes welling up with tears. “Shed, shed more,

Keep shedding more and more”, my Heart whispered.

I talked to Him privately in the dark, my

Room brightened up with a Light, as darkness

Vanished. “When Your lustre touches my spirit; my

Soul”, I said. “I feel like a radiant rose, so bright.”

“Your Light came in through my wounds –

Gashes with terrible scars, given by loved

Ones. This Light was never a curse, but a

Blessing, designed only to bring me closer to You”

A smile appeared as You held my hand.

“I Love You!” You whispered sweetly.

A smile that made me die to the mundane;

To Dunia. I feel Your tender touch, caressing my

Soul, as You lift this veil of sorrows. Your gleaming

Light, like a million stars, sparkling in my abyss.

I heard You voice saying: "Come closer to Me."

I moved nearer; my eyes closed. A garden

Of roses emerged as a brilliant Light. Amidst this

Scented garden, butterflies dance, urging me to

Play. I feel like a child in desperate need of my Beloved!

To receive Love, a child must cry. A child who

Later delights in smiles to Love. A child carrying

A lamp of fireflies. A child who sees the blue

Sky, and the sun, shining in the perennial heavens.

Shed more tears … still more! Sigh in private.

Make the emotions speak! He is the

Listener of Hearts, who will come closer. You

Will forget all that you have suffered, and your

Injuries will get stitched, without leaving a single mark.

(Even the very deepest ones, I promise.)

A Nasheed By Sami Yusuf ( English and Arabic)

© 2021 Misbah Sheikh

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