Treasure Island

Abdulrasheed Dawodu


Tranquil Heart


Mine is a curious heart
And what does it crave?
Tranquility it is yet to find
For how long can it wait?
A day? A year or a decade?

What has become of my soul?
Starved, malnourished or disowned?
So lean, so weak so pale
And what feed does it take?
Why am I so clueless?
Yet I grieve in my silence

Only to learn tranquility rests
In HIS remembrance
The very basis of my existence
'Verily in the remembrance
Of Allah do the hearts find rest'

Submitted: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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  • Abdulrasheed Dawodu (2/19/2013 2:43:00 PM)

    Thanks Payal for the encouragement. I must tell you, your poem, My New Attire is quite inspiring. We all need to put on new attire with spirit, so high. (Report) Reply

  • Payal Parande (2/19/2013 11:11:00 AM)

    what a unique topic to write on and what a great job you have done, the human heart is the most curious one it have it's advantages yes a lot of flaws...but then no one's perfect again a brilliant job indeed (Report) Reply

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