Posts Tagged ‘Analogy’

Broken

// October 15th, 2008 // 7 Comments » // Blog

Broken.

My mother used to say:
(And sometimes she still does)
The heart is like a china plate;
Once broken,
It can be glued back together,
But the cracks will always show.

Broken.

A girl,
Runs madly,
Back and forth,
Back and forth,
Back and forth.
Eyes forever staring upwards.
Her hands reach out towards five, tall poles,
Each with a single china plate
balanced on top.
“Must keep spinning…
“Must keep spinning”,
She quietly mutters
Under her breath.
She tries.
She tires.
Her hands become clumsy.
China plates begin to fall.

Broken.

Why did she never think
To put them away?
These once beautiful china plates,
Belonged in a beautiful china cabinet.
To be displayed,
And never touched.
Only to be brought out
For the most special of company.
Too late now for tears.

Broken.

Too many plates.
Too many pieces.
Too many broken hearts.
Not enough glue.

Broken.
And broken they shall remain.

The Princess & The Ivory Tower: Part II

// April 25th, 2008 // 16 Comments » // Blog

She lay on her bed, looking out towards the window; her single source of illumination. The light that filled the room was that of a typical Spring day: gentle, warm, but muted by the patchy canopy of white-grey clouds hiding the Sun. The sounds that flowed inwards from the outside world were also that of a typical Spring day: birds chirping, new leaves wet with April showers rustling as the breeze stirred them. And the smells… well, Rapunzel was finding them harder to discern, due to her sinuses being slightly inflamed.

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// April 11th, 2008 // Enter your password to view comments. // Blog

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The Princess & The Ivory Tower

// October 8th, 2007 // 37 Comments » // Blog

Rapunzel dolefully stared at herself in the mirror, as she ran a golden comb through her long, silky locks.

“I'm lonely up here, in my ivory tower.”, she sighed. “I'd really like some company… or maybe, to get out more. But how do i leave a room with no doors, ten storeys high?”.

She gently placed the comb down on the dresser, slowly meandered over to the only window, and longingly gazed out onto a world she barely knew.

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A Seed

// July 21st, 2007 // No Comments » // Blog

A single seed, sitting neatly in the centre of your palm.

You plant it in the ground,

then wait.

Closing your eyes,

you imagine the future.

This one little seed….

may grow into a mighty tree,

with deep roots,

and strong branches,

reaching high into the sky,

yielding beautiful flowers

and tangy-sweet fruits.

Or….

it may be food for the worms,

be pecked away by a curious bird,

drown in the rain,

be scorched by the sun,

strangled by the weeds,

or simply fail to wake up, for no reason at all.

You just don't know.

So you wait, and see,

what Allāh has planned

for this little seed.

But while you wait, you wonder:

“Should i sow another?”.

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