Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Keen Connection

How did relations between kith and kin become so strained?
I thought blood is thicker than water: by default it's suppose to be a gain
But somehow I keep noticing it's a never ending battle
If mothers can't remember their own ..
And children forget their parents when they're grown
Surely we're in a state of lacking
The equation seems so unnatural
Perhaps its due to ingratitude
Not thankful for the connection, so the choice is to lose
Let it slip between fingers as days turn into months and months into years
Only to look back and realize that you forgot what was yours
Your comfort in this life remains the blessings of children, husband and wife
Of the parents, grandparents,  and the nieces and nephews that have graced your life
It's this attitude of 'me against the world"
But can't you see, you can never make it on your own
It's by the Mercy of God that He sends people your way
If it's not family it's surely a friendship that's meant to stay
How did it become all so blurred?
Chasing the very same thing that you need to be embracing
COMFORT is temporary no matter the avenue
But one that sinks deep is the connection between two or a few
No endeavor that bears fruit of pleasure if free of an effort
Even a billionaire had to put it in to get there
Paths are paved by choices we make
Guidance is laid by submitting and committing for Allah's Sake

Narrated Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him):
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
"He who does not thank the people has not thanked Allah." 
(Abu Dawud)


Sketched Soul said...

Ooooh I like this one, even though it's not a very happy poem.


Farzeen said...


MashaAllah... very well said.. and so true.

Umm Abdullah said...

wa alaikum salaam ladies :)

Alhamdulilah, All Praise and thank is due to Allah :)