Maa

The nightmare has begun

Its tentacles are around me

Come save me

Oh mother!

It seems familiar

This gloomy air,

Come hide me

Oh mother!

I’m surrounded

This world is my prison

You’ve got my pill,

Mother

I’m dying

Help me catch my breath,

Come take me with you

to the hereafter

Or

Help me close my eyes

For ever after…

© Soiba

Photo: Dublin Doula

24 Comments Add yours

  1. magarisa says:

    Such a raw expression of depression/existential angst. Life is indeed a burden, even though it can be bearable or even pleasant at times. Calling out to your mother is so natural and appropriate. Who better to help than the one who gave you life (though you didn’t ask for it)?

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    1. soiba says:

      Yes dear Mags, you put it in such a bittersweet way. It both made my heart ache as well as at peace.
      Stay blessed ❤

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      1. magarisa says:

        I hear too often that life is a gift, and not often enough that it is a curse. Non-existence is nothing, so it’s neither good nor bad. Take care of yourself, Soiba.

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      2. soiba says:

        You too Mags, thank you 🙏

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  2. ivor20 says:

    Oh Soiba… how we cry out… when we are in pain…. to the ones who live in our veins ….xxx

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    1. soiba says:

      Yes we do dear Ivor. Love to you

      Like

      1. ivor20 says:

        😊💙🌏

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  3. Muntazir says:

    The poem is really beautiful, but never make dua for death sister.

    One of the hadiths says that a believer must never make dua for death. If, if life gets really hard, then we can pray to Lord to give us strength to live till this world is better for us, and grant us death if it is better.
    (I do not remember the exact words.)

    Take care, sister. May Allah bless you with ease in this world and the best of ranks in the hereafter.
    Allah is with you. Stay strong.

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    1. soiba says:

      Aameen. Thank you for the concern. Keep praying for everyone and stay blessed 🙂

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  4. Praying you will feel better and be encouraged.

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    1. soiba says:

      Aameen. Prayers for you and your family 🙂

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      1. Thank you Soiba! Peace sister and wonderful blessings. I hope it is ok to call you sister.

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      2. soiba says:

        Yes sure I’m honoured 🙂

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  5. majaalifee says:

    Like 💖☺️💫

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    1. soiba says:

      Thanks dear 💕

      Like

  6. Interesting and true to tv and life experiences.😨

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  7. Jeni G.J says:

    This was deep. Are you OK now?

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    1. soiba says:

      Yes thank you 🙏

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