Nooj

Between my shadow and my soul

Ameerah

Chubby cheeks, our most treasured bond

A slideshow shadows my memory This Day

Of her first toothless smile, her first sleepless tooth

Her first red-circled A, her first red bra I chose

Both days she looked down, finding certainty within,

The first tottering steps towards this aisle


Those days I rejoiced, but Today I fear

I want her to run, jump, fly, but under my guise

Yet she is magnetized by some other presence

And I fear its foreign and bewitching attraction

He does not understand, he looks through you to your shoes,

The leather suits his taste and he likes your voice


She too is beyond me, so I must appeal to you

My body, my sleep, my patience all given to her nurture

And now I ask nothing in return for all I forsake to the past

Except.Do unto her, as if you had born my trials, my labour pains,

Become Me for her,

Remember the nausea, the fear within her birth

The joy, the sacrifice in her growth.

By taking her you take some of Me,

Remember, I am accountable for my precious Amanat to Al Hameed…

3 shared ideas:

Azra November 20, 2008 at 10:33 PM  

Aww, this is beautiful...to love someone, and let them go, being afraid for them...is not something I look forward to :)

Azra November 20, 2008 at 10:34 PM  

But then again...maybe I do...

Princess November 21, 2008 at 9:51 AM  

Hmm wonderfully written