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April 15, 2004
shards of mirror

by Saleem Safdar

in the raging sea of identity
tossed amidst waves, lost
without sight or sound
as the whispers rush in i drown
longing yet for familiar ground
the reasoning begins to choke
as uttered by the starlit sky above
are the truest words Labid ever spoke
echoing the name of the One I love
as i descend towards the depths
led by the brute to blackness below
in the breath before spiritual death
i profess my confession by blood as it flows
within and without, as sea reflects sky
testifying truth even as i lie
daily i die a thousand deaths profane
and with every wrenching beat
my heart repeats your name

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Ibn Muzaffar Syed Hussain said

very nice saleem...as expected from you and welcome aboard on hidaya :)

'work in this life as if you'll live forever, prepare for the Hereafter as if you'll die tomorrow'

on April 15, 2004 3:39 PM
Justoju said

...I cant imagine a better title for this poem...

on April 15, 2004 3:44 PM
Nadia said

Assalam u alaikum
Mashallah, such a nice poem. Welcome aboard and keep it up.

on April 16, 2004 6:16 PM
Saima said


on April 16, 2004 6:25 PM
justoju said

Bro Saleem, the only reason you dont have a billion comments under your poem is because it is so good that it leaves one speechless. No way to improve on it.

on April 18, 2004 2:22 AM
Ibn Muzaffar Syed Hussain said

or maybe it's too far above people's heads :)

on April 18, 2004 9:00 AM
Gillette said

"or maybe it's too far above people's heads "

I concur

on April 20, 2004 12:06 PM
omar said

somtimes its not easy to leave husband and get divorce.divorce is not a small issue.write somthing on divorce issue as well.did you ever met someone who put his entire life on all risks but never leave his soulmate.and one day when he gets up realize that he was right to make that decision.

on December 18, 2007 5:29 PM
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