Posted in Islam, Life, Poetry



Strangers in a world full of upheavals

We stay grounded

On a ground that shakes with fury

At our stubbornness

Storms surge, playing lego blocks  with people

and their places

crashing, tumbling ,curving, moulding

humanity into humans

a concept so foreign

we blame the foreigners

yet they accommodate us sweetly

with words of wisdom from far off places

we brace ourselves

for poverty

but poverty doesn’t leave its traces

here, not here, not there

in here sometimes,

we fear blankness it frustrates us

so we talk and talk and yell and scream

hoping for all our problems to line up

and wipe out just erase them

and they do for a second they disappear

in that bottle and line of intoxication

and then they appear again

the anxiety is heightened


as strangers in this world full of upheavals

we stay grounded

on a ground that shakes with fury

at our stubborness


“When the Earth is shaken with its [final] earthquake. And the Earth discharges its burdens. And man says, “What is wrong with it?”-That day it will report its news. Because your Lord has commanded it. That Day people will depart separated [into categories] to be shown [the result of] their deeds. So whoever does an atom’s weight of good will see it, And whoever does an atom’s weight of evil will see it.” [Surah Zalzalah 99:1-8]



Hi, my name's Aisha and I am 24 years of age. I'm passionate about writing poetry. Sometimes, I don't know how to convey my thoughts in normal conversation but I can spin off a poem about what I am feeling in 5 minutes. Or less. Writing is my thing. Like it is a lot of people's 'thing' and sometimes the only 'thing' that is a sufficient outlet to stop us all from going crazy. There's a lot of pain and anxiety in my poems, but often relief, which I find hard to convey but manage to slip it in at the end with a reference from the Quran or a hadith. If you feel you recognise this same emotional attachment to words, then feel free to read my blog and do not hesitate to contact me, comment and subscribe! Peace, Aisha -a.K.a-

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