Hear this plea!
Feeling like a flea;
Drowning in this sea
of self created tragedy;
Slowly, slowly,
the darkness envelopes me;
Can breathe but barely.
Soon, I’ll be gone clearly
this is what’s expected of me.

Wait a moment!
Feeling like an insect; incessant
talk as such in a convent.
Life might be inconvenient
but it’s worth living; Enlightenment
comes to those who seek; Commitment
is thus all you need; Encouragement
will you get from us. Omnipresent
is He, most merciful, most beneficent.
He will help you, without any arrangement.

© Ali Qureshi