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Gaining or Losing

Misbah has always wanted to pursue writing as a career. She loves to do poetry in her free time. She loves to write on different topics...

women leaning on the bed

women leaning on the bed


There comes a time in life when you start asking questions to yourself and when you don't get an answer. You start to cry in front of the Lord, as you know only He, is the One who listens to you when everyone ignores you.

I have read somewhere and now, at this stage of life, I feel it's really true

"A man reaches real love (The Love of God) only after making the journey of virtual love (here I am quoting virtual love like the love between people)"

When a person gets tired of people who are not true to him, only then does the person desires to meet his God, the Almighty, the forgiver, the all-knowing, and the merciful.

Life often asks me a question,
Gaining something or losing something...

I ask a question to life,
Giving or taking something...
Life smiles and didn't answer my question

Today, I am sitting alone under the open sky
Oh Lord, tell me If I am living today
Or sighing?

They don't remember with whom I walked so long,
In the cold breeze, In the hot sun...

Why did those whom I support betray?
Who promised to go along
Why did they leave me alone in the midway?

Is this the continuation of life, my Lord?
No one holds the hand of the one who wants to go along,

Oh, Lord! I am alone, hold my hand tight,
Hide me somewhere I want to cry...

Hide me somewhere where no one can see me,
Take me out of here.

This world is not for me...

© 2021 Misbah Sheikh


Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on February 21, 2021:

Thanks a lot Manatita for Appreciating

Blessings and kind regards

manatita44 from london on February 21, 2021:

You express the pain deeply and entreat in prayer well too. A beautiful piece!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on February 19, 2021:

Yes, Harriet I agree

Betrayal by someone you love is really very painful.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts

I am glad that you are here.

You are most welcome to share your thoughts and views

Blessings and kind regards

Harriet Dionela from Taguig City, Philippines on February 19, 2021:

It is really very painful to be betrayed by people you trust.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on February 19, 2021:

Yes Chitrangada Sharan true

Only the ones who are close to us knows well where to stab exactly and that is very sad to get hurt by a person who is the world to you

God is the only Refuge


Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on February 19, 2021:

Thank you so much Ravi for your kind words and appreciation


Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on February 19, 2021:

Nice expressions and relatable.

Sadly, this happens. Sometimes, the ones whom you trust the most, give you all the pain.

Yes, God knows all, and gives us the strength to recover.

Thank you for sharing.

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on February 19, 2021:

Interesting thoughts here Misbah.I loved the questions asked here that can be interpreted in so many ways.Thanks for sharing.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on February 19, 2021:

Thank you for your appreciation, Brenda

Yes God listens to each word, each heart

and the feeling of wanting to hide and cry somewhere where no one can see makes you, even more, closer to God


BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 18, 2021:

Feeling of heartbreak.

It's difficult when no answers can be found, but God listens to each word.

That feeling of wanting to hide is real. It touches us when we are hurting deep inside

Great write

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on February 18, 2021:

Thank you so much, Pamela

Your kind comments always give me the strength to do more good work.

Thank you for reading and appreciating

I am thankful to you

Sending Blessings and Kind Regards

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on February 18, 2021:

I really liked your poetry, Misbah. The pain of betrayal and seeking the Lord are certainly reflected in this poem. This is an excellent article.

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