Monday, August 1, 2011

Ramadhan

السّلام عليكم 
& peace be upon you 


its the first day of Ramadhan 
and its been 10 years or so 
and I still remember my late grandmother 
her daily phone calls 
scolding me for not eating properly 
or reminding me to eat 

one of the reasons I picked my cell phones number 
is that it was easy for her to dial 
and haven't changed it since then 

I keep glancing at the phone set or looking at the homes phone 
I smile .. thinking that she'll call again 
there she is .. she's going to repeat the same thing 
and in a second 
I remember that she's no longer there 

I miss her so much 
she's the reason .. I am .. what I am 
I miss all our old ladies 
who used to call me Auntie 

Shaikh Zayed 
also passed away in Ramadhan 
my life changed with his death 
I wanted him to be around
I wanted him to witness my strength 

But everything has a reason
and I will always have them all in my heart 

May God rest their souls 
and bestow his mercy upon us all 
and grant us to meet them in heaven 

Ameen 

4 comments:

  1. Ameen may they rest in peace. Ramadhan Mubarak from Indonesia

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  2. Ramadan Mubarak. Saw you on linky party, now google friend following you. Please pop by, Karima :) www.karimascrafts.com

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  3. thank you Karima .. & Ramadhan Mubarak to you too :)
    I checked your link as well .. great :)

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