Impulse

I often wonder if crazy,
Happens only to few.
A reality so damn hazy,
And the aftermath; anew.

As long as the strings,
Of sanity are attached.
The thoughts that bring,
Darkness wouldn’t hatch.

Yet I constantly imagine,
Letting sanity slip away.
And giving in to a legion,
Of underlying craze; if I may.

I could create a door,
And set insanity free.
Satiate it forevermore,
What a beautiful, distorted reality it would be.

-Nameera.

A Conversation

It had a slow beginning,
Struggling for time to pass.
But the clock began ticking,
And silence couldn’t last.

Your hobbies and your job,
Found a mention after long.
For once, don’t be a snob,
It’s alright if you’re wrong.

Curious eyes open wide,
As you narrate some tale.
It was an impressive ride,
Down your memory lane.

Your mind can sense interest,
Directed through gestures.
Emotions once suppressed,
Now find an outlet to rupture.

From witty one-liners,
To the past so dream-like.
All conversation lingers,
To help soothe the mind.

-Nameera.

Converations can also, besides research, studies, writing etcetera be a profound source of wisdom & knowledge.

Engaging in the exercise of the mouth, as I like to call it will refresh your mind & thought process.

The Dark Side

I succumb to the walls,
Retiring all my beliefs.
My fears standing tall,
Dance upon my relief.

The ceiling is tainted,
As shadows pirouette.
Their tunes are painted,
Along hues of contempt.

This conjunction joining,
Two different parts of me.
Is a neat & willful catering,
To a darker side you never see.

-Nameera.

Fade

Where have you been,
For such a long time?
I’ve longed to be seen,
All through our life.

Time comes to a pause,
As you mirror my ways.
All your societal laws,
Cringe & cease to stay.

I’m not a reflection,
You see in the mirror.
I’m your hesitation,
An inborn error.

But you only inhale,
As much air as they say.
I’m vital to your tale,
Yet you let me fade away.

-Nameera.


Don’t suffocate your differences for the sake of their acceptance. Before seeking it in others, learn to accept yourself.

Your differences don’t limit your chances of having a good life. The only possible hindrance to a happy life is aping others & not acknowledging things that make you who you are.

6 Arabic Proverbs To Live By

Bidding farewell to this blessed month of Ramadan is never easy. Yet, the time has come to move forward & hopefully practice good deeds for the rest of the year, not just wait for this blissful month to give time to Islam.

Here are some Arabic proverbs that are, in a way pieces of advice, a word of caution we should keep in mind.

🔸اجتنب مصاحبة الكذاب فإن اضطررت إليه فلا تُصَدِّقْهُ.
“Avoid the company of liars, but if you can’t, don’t believe them.”


🔸احذر عدوك مرة وصديقك ألف مرة فإن انقلب الصديق فهو أعلم بالمضرة.
“Be wary around your enemy once, and your friend a thousand times. A double crossing friend knows more about what harms you.”


🔸اختر أهون الشرين.
“Go with the lesser of two evils.”


🔸إذا قصرت يدك عن المكافأة فليصل لسانك بالشكر.
“If you’re unable to reward, then make sure to thank.”


🔸أشد الفاقة عدم العقل.
“Lack of intelligence is the greatest poverty.”


🔸إصلاح الموجود خير من انتظار المفقود.
“It’s better to fix what you have than wait to get what you don’t have.”


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Sleep

It’s either me,

Or your thoughts.

-Sleep.