Madame Blossom's Book of Poems

Monday, October 27, 2014

One Morning - Una Mattina

My mood now, I guess can be translated into this piece.





Reflective. Finding my place. Finding strength. Encouraging myself. Reflective. Pushing myself to go forward. Melancholy but positive.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Oft-Forgiving

تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي بِيَدِهِ الْمُلْكُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
الَّذِي خَلَقَ الْمَوْتَ وَالْحَيَاةَ لِيَبْلُوَكُمْ أَيُّكُمْ أَحْسَنُ عَمَلًا وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْغَفُورُ

Blessed be He in Whose hands is Dominion; and He over all things hath Power;-
He Who created Death and Life, that He may try which of you is best in deed: and He is the Exalted in Might, Oft-Forgiving;-

Al-Mulk 67:1-2



As I prayed, and thought about my weakness, how I often go back to forgetfulness and my lack of determination and discipline - I was worried.  And I prayed that God guide me and make me more firm and disciplined.

And then I read the ayat shown above, and it brought me solace.   Allah created us, put us on earth to test us and see which of us in best in deed.  Yet at the end of it, Allah says He is Oft Forgiving.  

God knows we are weak and God assures us, He is Oft Forgiving, if we just keep trying our best to improve and keep our good deeds.

God is Oft-Forgiving.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Between big battles and small battles

Everyone chooses their own battle to fight, based on their capabilities and interests.
If we are fighting big and important battles, alhamdulillaah - but that does not mean that the small battles don't matter.
It does not mean that small efforts by common people like us, don't mean a thing.
How wonderful if we can just support each other's efforts, and always find excuses for others.


And then again, who says small efforts are not necessary. A lot of times, it's the little things, the subtle feelings, thoughts and reactions towards others that reflects a person as a whole. And if this subtle issues are being addressed , then perhaps, that could be the turning point, enabling a person to make a bigger change.

Aaaah.. what much do we know? Ya Allaah, please remove the littlest bit of arrogance in our hearts.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Magical powers in my hands and in my feet!

"I've got magical powers in my hands and in my feet!"

I recalled that line this morning, as I sat waiting for my passport to be done at the Customs. That was from one of my favourite Star Wars remake from Bored Shorts TV.

And then I remembered Norfasarie's daughter - and I love and appreciate the fact that her mother is raising her as a normal kid, accepting our little flaws. And I feel so full of gratitude, that we have been given these hands and feet - and they really HAVE magical powers. We can do with our hands and feet, what other creatures cannot do with their paws. If you just lose a thumb, you'll find that there are many things that you cannot do, that we now take for granted.

And we also have magical powers in our feet - I believe that as I recall the documentary of the guy with totally no hands - and he does everything with his feet. Even designed his own car, where he can drive with his feet. Subhanallaah amazing.

We REALLY do have magical powers in our hands and in our feet. And we can do this and this!

Masyaa Allaah. Alhamdulillaah.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

To be more human

** Wrote this about a year back! and found it while I was going through old emails.  I hope it's beneficial.


In this age and time, when most orders and rules are set and implemented with no explanation thereafter (as such people just follow obediently and don't know why they do what they do.  Most of us don't question anymore), and to add on to that, we are exposed to the media in which we only receive, and we are not required to give immediate feedback. So long after this kind of conditioning, I believe most of us have become a little bit more robotic, and less human.

For most people, when they see other people fighting in the MRT or having an accident, their first instinct is not to help the person involved, but to take pictures or videos of them, to post of FB.  Because, this is what everyone else is doing.

We need to increase the human side of us, by increasing our compassion and our empathy towards others.  And I believe in this age and time, it'll take a much more effort to be able to do that.  These acts of being more human is sometimes very rare, that you'd be like the odd one out, and therefore you feel shy about doing it.  But we shouldn't care about what others think, if we want to do something good.

One way to train ourselves to be more human or to have more compassion and sincere, is through hunger and charity.

Hunger, meaning - experience hunger - do not eat ALL the time, even when you're not hungry.  It's good to be hungry - that is when you body actually needs food.   You can eat when you're hungry or really hungry.  It also let's you have a slight slight glimpse of what people who cannot afford food feel, the whole day.  When we could have our food just a while later.  Thus this will hopefully build up your compassion and empathy.  This is also a good eating habit for your health.

As for charity, train yourself to be quick to help those people who asks from you to fulfill their needs, be it your family or the man on the street, no matter how small the amount, with sincerity and without smirking.  And if possible, without the knowledge of others - so that you know you're doing it sincerely.

It may be difficult in the beginning, but if you keep at it, God willing you may find yourself becoming more human, having a better heart for others.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Expressing myself to me

Sometimes I type out my thoughts and my feelings freely.
But you're not reading most of them because I'd delete it before I can post it on any social media.
It's a way of putting some of my strong feelings and opinions into words without actually telling or revealing them to anyone (except God, of course).
Then analysing it while reading it back.
And then decide if it's beneficial for anyone else to know.
Or if it's more beneficial for me to change my thoughts or opinions about it.
By God's Will, most of the time, it worked.

p.s. There are times it escapes me. So please forgive me.  Insyaa Allaah will work on improving myself.