Category Archives: Poems

You ask 

for my wholeness.

Once again,

I say

‘I am scattered’.

Gaze on a real world, 

beyond the darkened windows. 

Pieces less a puzzle.

How long did you

stay alive

without breath?

Now rise up

from depths,

fully dressed alone.

Ghosts you chase

it has been shown, 

breathe deeply

breathe in slowly. 

Slowness on you

I will not force, 

it is known 

hearts in exile

turn to stone. 

Some want adventure,

few throw

caution to the wind.

Fewer breach the horizon. 

Having walked 

hundred thousand 

mile walk, 

ten thousand thoughts 


for one dream. 

Islam is not

the mother that neglects,

nor is it

the malnourished child.

It is not the father 

who strikes to deflect, 

nor is it innocence 

thought wild. 

Islam is not

the murderous brother,

nor the blood tie

for honour killing.

It is not

the voice to smother, 

nor a forced marriage

is it instilling.

Islam is not

one shunning

the other,

nor is it the 

disgrace of divorce.

It is not

the child molester,

nor is it sex

had by force.

Islam is not

the oppressor,

nor is it evil

of no remorse.

Islam is not 

a misused verse,

taken from a 

6236 verse source. 

Knock and I’m knocking,

hum and I’m humming.

With song in the air,

you sing and I’m singing.

Wet wind blows in silver skies;

I’m not going to lie,

for more than rain or dew I’m asking.

Step by step on stumbling;

earning comfort for the grave,

these feet keep on moving.