Author: Rabia Khokhar
This poem is dedicated to my friend.
Whose life is struggle right now.
I remember when I first met you.
We were so similar.
We laughed for hours.
We read the same books.
Listened to the same tunes.
We watched the same movies.
Talked for hours.
I want to say:
I love you.
Your life is full of so much struggle.
But you are so gallant through it.
Never ever want to make me cry.
But it hurts how much I love you.
Your life is hard.
Burdened right now, but always remember,
It rains in the dessert.
And wherever there is life, God nourishes.
And people are sustained in the remembrance of God.
You are so much of the world’s beauty.
In every way.
Your heart is so pure.
I can see your radiance.
I can see the light in your soul.
You always want the best for people.
You’re an inspiration.
You said you no longer dream about the future.
Silently said goodbye to those dreams, wishes and visions you once had.
Because you feel like you are simply stuck in this dreary reality.
You think there is no escape.
You are trying to find your purpose.
But precious, God tests those He loves best.
The harder the struggle the stronger you become.
Remember God’s Love.
I tell myself before I tell you.
I will make myself believe these words from which I now feed.
They say it is words which we hold on to when we have nothing more.
Because they give us comfort.
And wrap us in love.
The wise people, they say that you should make the most of your health and your youth.
But no one ever assumes this might apply to them.
Because we believe that we will live forever.
Because we believe that we have all the time in the world.
Because we never understand the value of something until we no longer possess it.
‘Nothing bad will happen to me, I am such a good person.’
But remember good people are also tested.
Maybe in the hardest ways.
And precious, that’s why I never want you to doubt your faith.
Never underestimate your grace.
You are worth everything.
So very important.
People are working to keep you healthy.
People will strive to make you smile.
You are the colourful paint in their lives.
Remember you are their lovebug.
We say its funny how time flies.
But so sad how we always want to do certain things but never get the time.
Sometimes I think our lives dwell on pointless things.
So we never get the chance to,
hold our friends hand.
Or marvel over their eminence.
I’ve heard my elders say that reflection is the key to life.
Many times we think that our life is so hard.
There is absolutely nothing wondrous about it.
So we simply can’t go on.
We fail to realize own blessings.
We forget to Thank God for His love.
Because we spend hours imaging everything we don’t have.
In all that time we fail to realize that many people have it harder than us.
Many people face greater tests in this life than maybe we ever will.
When I was young my mom said no matter what happens I should always place my trust in God.
Any hurdle I come across can be overcome by believing in the One worth all belief.
I promise to put all my faith in God.
Because trust I’ve learned, comes from Him
They said one of the hardest tests given to any human being was given to the Prophet Ayyub.
In times of hardship he had immense faith in the One worth all praise.
He was Grateful,
Sought God’s Help.
And remained Steadfast.
He became an embodiment of hope.
God does not place a burden on you more than you can bear.
You are stronger than the usual.
Seek happiness from sunsets
and flowers blooming.
From ocean waves singing to the beat of the wind.
From leaves that change colours.
From the beauty of how the day becomes night.
Or how the moon replaces the sun.
Or how we can breathe.
Seek harmony from every single moment.
Because God is always with you. He will never abandon you.
I guess what I really want to say is this, ‘For those going through hard times, keep pushing because there is a greater purpose in it.’
We should remember that some people are faced with very difficult tests in this life.
Maybe our purpose is to help them through these trials.
Be a beacon of hope.
A lesson of love.
A pillar they can rely on.
Something they can hold on to when it becomes too much.
Simply to let them know they are loved.
This poem is dedicated to my friend.
I will always remember the first time I met you.
And I want you to know I’ll always be there for you.
This poem is also dedicated to you.
Because this poem is so much of us.
You are what I like to call,
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