To give up silently

"When you give up on something, it becomes a weighty silence that you carry within you for the rest of your life.It's a quiet acceptance that what once was the centre of your being will never be a part of your being again.The silence is the only gesture that will honour such loss, such surrender.And [...]

This is going to hurt

Another excerpt from a manuscript slowly taking shape in my head. From the sequel to my novel, this is Taqdeer: A dance with destiny.In this scene, the main character, Zayd, once more finds himself faced with the betrayal of one close to him, but it's not enough to deter him from remaining defiant against the [...]

Prisms of beauty

If you keep chasing rainbows, you won't find the time to notice that you're the prism creating the beauty that you so desperately court.Breathe beloved, and pause for long enough to appreciate the beauty of you, despite the ugly of them.(From the sequel to An Incomplete Love Story that may never be written)Photo credit : [...]

Chasing ghosts

Of the multiple lifetimes that I've endured, reality flirts between the beauty that I saw, and the ugly that I experienced. Sanity was relegated to an after thought when what I saw was a vision uniquely experienced by me. Too real to dismiss, but too fantastical to be believed. It's the belief that I need [...]

Thus, is love lost

In affection, we focus on our beautyIn rejection, we focus on our deficienciesPerhaps that's why the world is so harshToo many are waiting for their deficiencies to be accepted before they share their beautyOr need their grievances with one to be compensated before they accept the beauty of another.Each time we wait for the past [...]

Dancing with destiny

A snippet of a thought from the sequel to my novel, An Incomplete Love Story.We're living in such uncertain times, and the uncertainty seems to be seeping into my thought processes."Whether we were cut from the same cloth before time began, or we were shaped by life to be perfectly matched, it doesn’t matter. Destiny [...]