On Ice

I live
like I’m walking on glass.
With the fear
of it shattering fast
Fearing I won’t handle
the pain of the sharp pieces
as they pierce me
as they bleed my heart.

I live
like I’m walking on ice.
With the fear that any moment
my nightmares
will become a reality…
my fears will emerge…
the possibilities we’d rather not imagine
will fall upon me…
I fear that the ice beneath my feet
will break
sending me into freezing cold water
leaving me numb.

I live
knowing that
All it takes
is one second,
one tragedy,
for everything to change.

I live
holding on tight
to the Rope of Reliance.
For only my Lord,
can cast away those nightmares,
replace my fears with hope.
Only He,
can I trust in
to protect me from all the harm
that I know lurks
waiting to spring.
Only in His Mercy and Gentleness,
can I trust that
this glass, this ice,
is a form of solid ground.

***

أَفَأَمِنَ أَهْلُ الْقُرَى أَن يَأْتِيَهُمْ بَأْسُنَا بَيَاتًا وَهُمْ نَائِمُونَ

أَوَ أَمِنَ أَهْلُ الْقُرَى أَن يَأْتِيَهُمْ بَأْسُنَا ضُحًى وَهُمْ يَلْعَبُونَ

أَفَأَمِنُواْ مَكْرَ اللَّهِ فَلاَ يَأْمَنُ مَكْرَ اللَّهِ إِلاَّ الْقَوْمُ الْخَاسِرُونَ

Then, did the people of the cities feel secure from Our punishment coming to them at night while they were asleep?
Or did the people of the cities feel secure from Our punishment coming to them in the morning while they were at play?
Then did they feel secure from the plan of Allah ? But no one feels secure from the plan of Allah except the losing people.

Al-Araf 97-99

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One Response to On Ice

  1. Sadiyah says:

    Subhanallah it’s like you took the words out of my mouth

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