Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A to Z: Z is for Zzz's




Hello readers! It's the last day of the challenge. It's bittersweet. But for Z all I can think about is Zzz's. Since it's the last day I have three poems and most of them are inspired/about sleep. Enjoy! (I hope they don't make you fall asleep, lol)!

Sleep or Work

All I want to do is sleep
but the sun is shining bright
and at my face
calling me to get on with my day

It may hard to get up
but you have to
you have one more thing to do
and then it's done

You'll get to do what you want
whenever you want
but for now you show
one last time the skills you got.

Sleep

For a while now
you worked your mind so hard
without a break

You finally get one
and don't do any thinking
just falling into your bed
and falling asleep.

The End

You've reached the end
and know what to do beyond the end
it's outlined

But after throwing yourself out there
you're surprised and they are surprised
you're tired and others are, too
you've reached the end

Give each other a break
and beyond the end
you and others will live on.

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}

Monday, April 29, 2013

A to Z: Y is for Yoga


Hello readers, it's the second to last day of this challenge! Here's a few poems that may or may not be inspired by poetic asides and may or may not start with the letter Y:

RELAX Yoga

Exercise your mind and your body
push yourself, yet relax
Yoga lets you exercise both
but in ways to let you calm down and relax.

Yo-yo

People say life
is like a roller coaster
and it is,
but it also
can be compared to other things
like a yo-yo.

We Need

Shade we need
once we get heated
water we need
food we need
it is life we are living
while we get heated.

*this last poem was my attempt at a shadorma.

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}

Saturday, April 27, 2013

A to Z: X is for Xercise


Hello readers! Here are a couple poems that may or may not be inspired by poetic asides and may or may not start with the letter X:

Mechanical

Today everything is mechanical
where it is technology
or us working and walking blindly.

World Xercise

In the world we live today
you need to push yourself
push yourself to exercise your body

And also in today's world
you need to push yourself
push yourself to exercise your mind

In the world we live in
we do mindless things,
but we're not here to do that
we're here to make a world a better place
and we have to start by making ourselves better.

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}

Friday, April 26, 2013

A to Z: V & W Poems

I apologize for not posting yesterday. Here is two poems, one for the letter V and another for W:

Vast

A vast mind can be good or bad
you might have something
or you might not

Even if you do
you don't know what to let out
and what to hide
whether to let stay or go.

With your vastness
you may be disliked or loved
Just put yourself out there.

*of course I doubt putting my poems out there, but you all seem to like bits and pieces of different kinds. Also, I did have three different lines for the end. I hope you enjoyed it!

Wake up

Wake up and smell the coffee
smell the roses
smell and see everything as it is

If it's good, show it
if it's bad, hide it and/or change it
it's what your life is for.

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

U is for Unity

Hello readers! Here are a couple poems that may or may not start with the letter U:

Umbrella

All through yesterday
it's been sunny and cloudy
that evening it rained
and as night came, it poured
it poured through the night
and still is on this midweek morning.

If I were out besides seeing my own
and hearing of others
I'll see a rainbow of umbrellas.

Unity

I love communities
cuz it's mostly about unity
working together to host a dinner or multiple
working together to create a better environment
for themselves and their kids
working and praying together
you can feel the love just by being there.

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

T is for Tea


Hello readers, Today is a simple day. Here is one poem that may or may not start with the letter T:

Tea or Coffee

We are from a culture
that loves both

Every household needs it
they may ask for one or the other
but at the end, you'll get both

Ever girl needs to know
how to make both
it's a test to who will love you
or love you more

a test to who is lucky to have you
unless that girl is lucky
finding a guy that can do it.

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}

Monday, April 22, 2013

S is for Salaam


Before I introduce my poems I want to let my new readers (and old ones if you forgot) Salaam means peace. A greeting Muslims exchange. Islam means peace and submission.

Here are some poems that may or may not be inspired by poetic asides and faith, and may or may not start with the letter S:

Kiss and Salaam

As a child I go to sleep
with a kiss from my parents
As a teen I go to sleep
with salaams from my parents

At both times
without that kiss or salaam
I can't sleep, I wait to get it

It's like having to say
I love you
before leaving a person
cuz you don't know
what's going to happen next.

Complex

Complex is something you make of something
when it doesn't need to be
don't think too much, just do it

Don't do it to making yourself blind with it
but do it with a deep love.

Islam

Islam on my mind
School out of sight but shouldn't be

Islam should be consuming,
in a way that it helps you
that is what Islam is about.

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}

Saturday, April 20, 2013

A to Z: R is for Red


Red

A color that can go both ways
it can be soft or hard
of love or anger

Red is the blood that flows
in our body keeping us alive
Red is the blood that drips
when we are hurt.

Red is a just a color.

Rest

It's been a week since camp started and ended
I'm catching up to my resting
I had left exhausted and the next day I slept half the day
but from that day on my midday rests have been shorter
I know I'm getting my rest and a reward for going

This wasn't just another event
to hangout with people and then forget them
it's an even to make a friend that will last for the rest of time

If only I could see them again at another camp
but the next is rigorous
and unless there was a miracle
I'll fast at home during Ramadan
and rest at home all summer.

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}

Friday, April 19, 2013

A to Z: Q is for Queen


Here are a few poems that may or may not be inspired by poetic asides and may or may not start with the letter Q:

Quiet

Today is quiet
I can't think of a thing to write
my quill is empty and so is my mind
after writing all those other poems
of friends and camp

But I'm not going to quit
there'll be a comeback.

Burn

At first you may think
you got burned
but in reality
it's a lesson to be learned.

Queen

They call me the iPad queen
just because I was the first to use it at school
and was smart in figuring out how to use it and more

But I don't like being called an iPad queen
it may be a little part of me
but I don't feel it's me

I shouldn't be attached to material things
and shouldn't be loved for material things
I should be loved for my personality
and I do see that happening

Things are changing and so is this
but no matter what I'm among
many queens of the faith I follow.

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}

Thursday, April 18, 2013

P is for Poetry


Hello, I'm thankful for your love and I have one poem to show that. My other poem is another myna inspired poem. I hope you enjoy both:

Post Camp Depression

You are all of a sudden alone
after days of being with a big group
of course you're sad

You gained a high
after doing everything together
you try to keep that high
with your memories.

---

Poetry

All I do is express myself
they read it
And say it touches their heart
it gives them all these emotions
and I'm forever sharing with them
I'm forever grateful for the gift God gave me.

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A to Z: O is for Options


Hello,

Here are some poems may or may not be inspired by poetic asides and start with the letter, O:

Opinion

Everyone has to express themselves
it doesn't matter how and such;
we each have our own opinions
and sometimes,
that's how we find our friends.

Option

We all have options
on things we want
and don't want to do
to make those things easier on us

I had the option to go
but cuz of my condition we took out that option
but later knowing some goings are good
we took it back in and I went
glad I did.

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A to Z: N is for Numb


Hello,

Here are some poems may or may not be inspired by poetic asides and start with the letter, N:

(Im)Possible

Anything and everything
can be possible and impossible
it's all in your thinking and doing.

Numb

I miss my friends
I'm sad for humanity
with its man made and natural disasters

It's God reminding us
to be close and love and to have faith
also that the world is ending soon.

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}

Monday, April 15, 2013

A to Z: L and M Poems

Hello readers, I apologize from not posting on Saturday and Sunday. I was at another camp, it's a Muslim youth camp. Following are poems that may or may not start with L and M and are inspired by camp:

Love

Love is something that infests in your body
and it grows so large
after bonding with sisters in faith
and learning about your faith

Love is a pinkie promise
a long hug or back rub
love is an acquaintance
asking you to sit with them

Love is any and everything.

---

Money

Money is not just cash or coins
to pay for material things
Money is something else
that pays for your afterlife

Money is the love you give
to any and everything
money is the small, good deeds
you do for yourself and others
to God.

---

MYNA

It was my first time
and I like any other event
I'm asked about my siblings

But soon I'm my own person
doing my own thing
everyone is so caring on how you feel
whether you know them or not
it's what starts a close and long lasting bond.

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}

Friday, April 12, 2013

A to Z: K is for Kindness


Originally posted here, here it is again; K is for Kindness:

If you could just
show a smile, be kind
go up to a stranger
and do something special;
You could touch a soul
and be remembered.

You may be a stranger
but as sisters
in humanity, in faith
we know how to be together
to do things unbelievably touching.

(written Apr. 7, 11)

---

Broken may something be
yet all you have to do is fix it
or at least try
to show you love.

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A to Z: J is for Jasmine


Here are some poems may or may not be inspired by poetic asides and start with the letter, J:

Jasmine

Jasmine is a kind of flower
it grows in Palestine
yet it smells okay
this adds more meaning
to why I love the name

In Arabic it's Yasmeen
a favorite of mine since I could remember
it was a name my parents
were thinking of giving me, but didn't.

*I could use it as a pen name, but by MC already holds that name.

In Case of A Journey

Life is a journey
pack light and don't collect anything
expect good deeds to bring home

Life is a journey
and you can love or hate
the ones in your life
you may fall into mistakes

But fix yourself up
cuz life's a journey.

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A to Z: I is for Ignore


I is for ignore. My mind is ignoring me about writing an 'I' poem. So I'm going lazy and wrote a poem based of my last name. I have another poem, that may or may not be inspired by poetic asides:

Islaih

It's my family name
it holds so much history
it tells me of my father and grandfather
and more further down

It tells me where my family is from
from Palestine
it tells of its blessings and struggles
in my family.

Ignore Suffering

You can't ignore suffering
your friends may be suffering
they have family that are suffering
you are suffering
your family is suffering

It may be little, it may be big
but you can't ignore suffering
or anything going on
you have to help.

Inspiration

One sticks out to me right now
she's open and honest
works hard and shows her gratitude

Doing this she doesn't let negativity enter her life
she doesn't have friends who don't love her
she doesn't have to worry about what she says
she doesn't care to mention her flaws and she accepts them

As a role model
she shows to work for what you love
do what you love,
be fearlessly and be thankful.

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A to Z: H is for Hunt... and an Award


Here is a poem inspired by poetic asides:

Hunt for Decisions

At any age
you'll have things to go after
and things coming to you
you have to choose
to do what is right for you
or right for others
(maybe wrong for you).


If you're still here, yesterday D. VonThaer awarded me with an award. I'm just going to make this simple and only answer the 11 questions. If you look around my blog you'll quickly find 11 facts about me. I'll only tag a few people: Zara, Megan, Sania, Sarah.

1. Where would you like to travel? Everywhere! But right now I just want to go back to Malaysia.
2. If you were a superhero what would your superpower be? I kind of have the superpower of a psychic.
3. What was your first car? N/A. But I could say Honda, since I'm practicing in one.
4. Who is your favorite author? I have no idea, I'm a bookworm!
5. Do you prefer cold weather or warm weather? In between.
6. When was the last time you built a snowman? Back in middle school.
7. Who is your favorite actor or actress? I don't have one.
8. At what age did you start writing or drawing? I remember writing a poem when I was a toddler, but didn't seriously start until 7th grade.
9. What do you enjoy most about your art? Everything, I get to express who I am.
10. Who would you like to see in concert? I have no idea.
11. Do you know anyone you would take a bullet for? My family.

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}

Monday, April 8, 2013

A to Z: G is for Gone


Hello readers,

Here is a couple poems that may or may not start with G & may or may not be inspired by poetic asides:

Gone

Gone is the time we had
gone is the inspiration I need
but not gone is the gratitude I have
for everything.

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}

Sunday, April 7, 2013

A to Z: E and F Poems

Hello readers,

I apologize for not posting Friday and Saturday. I have been camping and shopping. Today I'll do the poems for the past couple days, they may or may not start with E and F. Inspired by poetic asides and napowrimo.

Equations

There are equations
to add or subtract
or more
but it doesn't have to be just for math
it can be for anything.

Farewell

This is a poem of farewell
whether they are a few minutes, hours
or across the ocean from you
it's a loved one
and they pass away

whether you know them or not
they are family
you can't say goodbye
but in your prayer you can
God listens to you and answers you.

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A to Z: D is for Darling


Inspired by poetic asides and a link from napowrimo, here is a couple poems that may or may not start with D:

(Don't) Hold That...

Hold that thought
let it sink it
is it really what you you want

Don't hold your thought
if you are sure about it

holding your thought or not
not only depends on the person you are with
but the situation, too.

Darling

Darling, love, habibti
many differs ways, different words
different languages
to express your love
to a family member, a friend
even a stranger

As you live, dare to love.

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A to Z: C is for Can't... And IWSG


Inspired by poetic asides and napowrimo, here is a couple poems that may or may not start with C:

Cannot Lie

A prompt told me to write a poem
that tells a lie, but I cannot lie
for the poems I write come from the depths
of my heart telling who I am

I cannot lie for its forbidden to purposely sin
especially to hurt others
and why lie to someone who wants the truth
maybe you shouldn't be friends.

Uncertian

I'm tentative
not certain, not fixed
or confident 
about everything

But it's alright to be that way
we have family, friends, even strangers
to support us

Above all is God
it's alright to be uncertain 
for He will show us along the path. 


And IWSG

Ever since I announced I'd self publish a poetry collection by the end of the year, I've been scared. I have the poems, the cover, I know I have to edit and format. I learned a lot and know what I have to do, but seriously? The business side. Making all these accounts and handling them and then the money aspect. I need help, but I'm broke to pay for help.

I'm scared that if I let the scary part push me away I'll break a promise I made to you and myself.

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A to Z: B is for Bright


B is for birthday, happy birthday to one of my favorite people! Inspired by poetic asides, here is a couple poems that may or may not start with B:

Bright and Dark

Bright and dark
are beautiful opposites
bringing different things
and similar things

Bright is smiles
and dark are tears
but it's in the dark before dawn
God hears your prayers

In the dark is silence
to take you back to center
in the brightness
lots of things happen
that make you go with and for people
yet it also lights your path

Whether it's bright or dark
accept it as it is
for what you'll get.

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}

Monday, April 1, 2013

A to Z: A is for Arrival


A is for April, a month to bring things anew. It's also the first day of the A to Z challenge and a poem a day challenge. Inspired by poetic asides, here is a couple poems that may or may not start with A:

New Arrival

We went to the restaurant
I spent every year of my life at
yet this time it was like a new arrival
they took out the antique touch
and made it modern

We went to the bakery/cafe
where we hang out nightly
we always get ice cream
but I got in touch with my Arab side
and got kanafa

The sunsets and the sunrises are
new arrivals
knowing the roads, yet it being different
is a new arrival

Meeting an old friend
yet all these changes
meeting new friends
seeming like regular friends

it's a new arrival, a new comfort.

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}