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Cuddling the Crescent

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Nazneen is an engineer by profession and a poet at heart! She uses her craft to create endless ripples to tune in the melodies of love and harmony. Nazneen is a corporate trainer, a writer and an advocate of the Yoga philosophy. She loves adventure and is fond of traveling, reading, and watching science fictions and documentaries of the stars and galaxies.

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Engrossed in the pleasures of the realm,

ambitiously targeting the moon at every stage of life,

struggling day in and out to liberate my soul

from the viciously charming trap of desires and goals,

which are nothing but a mirage that I fantasize a year long.

 

Then comes the span of Ramadan when all the rambling ends

and my paced life gets tuned into the rhythm-

Forgiveness, Harmony, Compassion, Control, and Leverage.

While all the hallucinations are miraculously shattered,

I pause to witness the beauty of my soul

that is radiant and sparkling

with the rays of mysticism and piety ever more.

 

The hunger gratifies my body; the thirst quenches my spirit.

Door to the malicious diversions is secure,

captivating my attention

onto the maker of this universe and beyond.

Don’t know why few call it a test!

For me, it’s a delightful experience

to undergo!

 

As the day of celebration nears,

I am scared to land in the aura of sins and folly one more time,

and my heart is filled with remorse.

However, I’ll have to wait for the planet

to revolve once again until it arrives to the next, I know.

So I choose to rejoice the grace of Almighty on this blessed day.

 

I still aim for the moon

but this time in concordance with all, taking the path that’s wise,

subtle and free from the vice.

That’s why you’ll often see me

cuddling the crescent of Eid all the while.

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