Release Me


Hours past midnight, memories for me to taste
A flavour so strong, my heart makes haste
But it stumbles on the way to embrace this peace
Remembering only the heartless games of deceit

Don't play with me, O Tempter, your way is lame
I won't be your chess piece in this selfish game
Words of defense eagerly spoken
Your gesture is yet another selfish token

No closure from a vague excuse
My being begs entrance into deep recluse
Victimized by the very essence of self
Resolving for security and a greater wealth

For you your way, and for me mine own
Words easily spoken, though actionless prone
My enemy moves with me from the depths within
The game is just beginning, so deceptive is sin


Sketched Soul said...

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

Oooooo.. this is very good indeed. Masha'Allah.

Oh how I wish I could write. Don't you ever feel like writing a book?


Farzeen said...

Wa 'alaykum assalaam wa rahmatu Allahi wa barakaatu

I'm glad you like it. I re-read it and realized that your reading of it and my thoughts when writing it were very different (with only slight overlap). I much prefer the reading that you must have had. SubhanAllah, it seems to offer so much more.

Without saying what my actual thoughts were, I will say that "hours past midnight" referred to my inability to sleep (hence the time posted indicates some odd hour of the night.. even though I published this post on the blog this afternoon).

Anyway... my dear, you have so many talents already (alhamduliAllah), and your creativity is amazing (masha'Allah). You can write very well too... so alhamduliAllah!

To answer your question... no, I never feel like writing a book :).

Yusuf said...


I am sure we all can (or at least I can) relate to your poem somehow, although not everyone is able to express themselves as creatively as you have...very well written, MashaAllah.

What a mind we have, eh! If only life was as simple as it should have been, and we didn't have to think too much, and just make everything simple and uncomplicated...but it isn’t so…

Alhamdullulah, the mind is a blessing from Allah too. Imagine losing your mind? My friend's brother very recently killed an old lady here in Scarborough, he was suffering from mental problems and he was under the illusion that people were trying to kill him..

Farzeen said...

Wa 'alaykum assalaam wa rahmatu Allah Yusuf

I'm sorry to hear about your friend's brother and the lady.

You're right. SubhanAllah. The mind is an amazing thing. There are so many branches of psychology, most of which are only beginning to learn about the mind. If you read about some of the disorders and studies in psychology... all you could say is Allahu akbar... There are so many things we take for granted.

AnonyMouse said...

As-salaamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatulaahi wa barakaatu,

Masha’Allah, what beautiful poetry! I always admire those who can write poetry because I’m personally poetry-impaired… :S

Farzeen said...

Wa 'alaykum assalaam wa rahmatu Allahi wa barakaatu sister :)

I'm glad you liked it. :)

Poetry impaired, eh? I can kind of relate to that because I only seem to be able to write poems when there's something in my heart that I want to articulate without being overly analytical and explanatory about it. It's a bit more of a struggle to write them just for the sake of being poetic. My sister, masha'Allah, is the poet in the family. :)

Sketched Soul said...

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

What do you mean you have never felt like writing a book?!?! even me, moi (the one who can't write) would like to.

Okay Farzeen, seriously think about it!!


Farzeen said...

Wa 'alaykum assalaam wa rahmatu Allahi wa barakaatu ya Farhana :)

*smile*--'nuff said.. :)

"Do you think that you will enter the Paradise without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They encountered suffering and adversity and were so shaken in spirit that even the Apostle and those of faith who were with him cried: 'When (will come) the help of God?' Ah! Verily the help of God is (always) near!" [2:214]



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