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5:41 am

Yes, we are Muslim women, but we are still humans that get our hearts broken. A friend of mine was asking me how she should support her loved one who is heartbroken. From that conversation this poem was born.

5:41 AM

She has lost her dreams
he not only needs to make peace with that
her heart needs to learn to live
like she did before everything changed.

She has to grieve.
at a point she will see herself again
and seeing him as a past
in a realistic way but still with a bit of pain

Let her go through it.
She lost a big love not a true love
a love that she trusted but scarred her so deeply
that she needs to learn to nurture herself without him.
That is the biggest sin he has ever committed… so far

Give her time to trust her instincts again
I suppose to feel whole again without him.
otherwise she will never truly move on
despite the fact that time is passing by
and when she does meet her true love
she won’t be open to it
when great chances beg her to accept them
she won’t even have time for an acknowledgement
she lost some of her dreams
I wouldn’t wish that heartache on anyone.

Sit with her
listen to her.
let your eyes
acknowledge the pain.
over time
your eyes
will see her living again

Even the possibility of a never ending love can break the most independent person