Hiding in Wait

I am your child, from a burning land, drenched in the blood of oppression; Apartheid,
Mother, do you not hear me cry? Father, have you forgotten? Our silent promise.
I am your sibling, in this city of tears, drowning in torment so real; Massacres,
Sister, can you not see me? Brother, are you coming for me? I am still hiding in wait.

We were bound in a kinship before the birth of our ancestors – Humanity.

I was born in battle, blood as my milk, learning to dive before I could crawl; Survival,
A land far from you, surreal it may seem in the safety of your home, but I am real and I am flesh.
My screams are covered by worldly melodies, but it is used as their music; My oppressors,
I lie in wait, can’t you find me? A game of ‘hide and go seek’ leaving me aching.

I hide from the terrors, but the world hides me from its view – Apathy.

I was once told a story, of nations so great, their lands built on justice and law; Our dream,
We pray for stability for the generations to come, and yet I know I shall never see it.
I pray for a hero to rescue my people, as we are reaching a limit, a deadline; Extinction,
For if tomorrow will be just a clone of today, may my soul just depart now to the Lord?

Please hear my plea before it is too late – Annihilation.

I cannot see your colour, your faith or your name, but I ask of this favour; My wish,
Tonight, see my face in your mirrored reflection and I shall visit you in your dreams, my dear.
In the rubble of my former home, I am hiding beneath the blackened stones, my friend; Frozen.
I lie in wait, I shall hold strong in hope of your arrival, my freedom and my soul.

I am real… I wait for you… I am real.

© Naziyah Mahmood, 2014.
( blog post http://naziyahmahmood.wordpress.com/2014/07/09/hiding-in-wait/ )

Asalaamu alaikum, would you

Asalaamu alaikum, would you mind if I shared this poem sister? And would you mind if I quote your name also?

Barakallahu feeki

Incredibly powerful poem

Incredibly powerful poem sister! May Allah reward you for every emotion this stirs and may this also be a motivation to us all towards helping our people in Palestine and the whole ummah ameen- with du'a, our wealth and lives ameen!

I wish everyone would read this- Tabarakallah

Powerful

These words are strong

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very deep poem o.O subhaanAllah :(

Jazak'Allah Khyr. It's just

Jazak'Allah Khyr.
It's just unfortunate that it's a truth about the world we live in.

May Allah (swt) protect those innocent children and people from the injustices, tortures and perils they face everyday. In Sha Allah.

ya rab,

allahumma'Ameen!