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#BlogchatterA2Z challenge and NaPoWriMo-2022

Day7-NaPoWriMo-Faiza
Day7-NaPoWriMo-Faiza

“Poetry is a matter of life, not just a matter of language.”

~Lucille Clifton

Prayers are personal and intense pieces of poetry, don’t you agree? They are full of intense emotions, vulnerability and so full of love and longing.

As part of today’s Intuitive Poetry, presenting before you is this Prayer Poem written under the heteronym character name, Faiza.

Faiza’s prayer is simple and innocent. Introducing, Faiza, through her prayer:

 Day7-NaPoWriMo-Faiza -An Excerpt
Day7-NaPoWriMo-Faiza -An Excerpt

FAIZA

I remember my ammi telling me
fireflies glow where love dances in glee

she was right; I have seen them fly 
on early summer nights, under the starlit sky

       —when the night jasmine’s scent, gentler
                 nudges for us to breathe deeper—

made our night chit chats, longer
adding up to memories, fonder

Fireflies were the stars that came dancing down
Ma shaa Allah, it bejewelled our dark little silent town

I have whispered prayers secretly as they glowed
I believed, they carried them to HIS abode

in our shaded verandah that faced our garden
we have seen them glow in a shade, golden

Ammi told my eyes ever twinkled in their presence
I know now ‘twas only a reflection of hers, in essence

yet tonight, what looks like many moons later
the stars seem to have distanced forever
with my nights getting lonelier than ever

tonight, my prayers are simple for HIS might
all I wish is for fireflies to return at night

Insha Allah


All that matters in prayer is its purity; it’s that which makes it poetry.

Meanwhile, you can find other characters from the Intuitive Poetry Series, here:

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Napowrimo-Day27-Wafa-An excerpt

WAFA-A DUPLEX POEM

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I’m participating in #BlogchatterA2Z and NaPoWriMo.


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