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Silence Hides Violence (Creativity Competition Runner Up) | My Words

My Words

It finally feels like I let go of my breath and I didn’t even realise I was holding.

Getting married is to have finally moved to the next stage of my life, ‘marriage being the beginning’, my blessing my guard, my shield my equal and my protection.

Now that months have gone by I see yet again in my state of ‘sabr’ I again am holding my breath to see, what you will do for me.

But the guilt isn’t mine and I’m not wearing it anymore, that’s your dirty cover use it and abuse it however you wish, your intelligence amazes me, shame about the stupidity that overpowers it.

You stood by and watched as little pieces of me were slowly chipped away.

You also stood by me and took the perfect picture.

You were with me when you stole my sacred gift. Then used it and made me loose every sense of reality.

My helplessness was unappealing to both you and me. I doubt that I will ever be able to make you truly feel what you did to me.

Now that I walk without you when I breathe I do it for me and work twice as hard to make it flow. . I have my reservations where it will take me and will I still remain me. I smile at the challenge because I was truth and you were not, you lied to me with every ounce of your body.

My strength and guidance comes from the fact that I stayed within my faith to be the dutiful wife to you, till this very day I wished only good things for you.

And this right of speech will not be lost from my mouth again. I will not be silenced or ashamed, the biggest blessing that you lost was the right to stand next to me to complete me and be my equal my other half.

My du’aas will be answered whether in this life or the next. In sha Allah.

With your mouth your sweet lies.
With your eyes the lost hope.
With your hands the fake embrace.
And with your intimate heart the sacred cut.
For all the above I pray your forgiven.

The public opinion and reaction to all 5 entries will heavily influence the winning creative piece and the two runner ups which will all be announced on Monday 14th of March 2011 during Nour Domestic Violence Week, so be sure to get your comments, likes and tweets in before then.


  • Maria

    I like the two styles here ..a letter style prose/poem at the beginning and then the prayer poem ending.The prayer at the end makes this poem extremely powerful

    March 2, 2011 - at 12:33 pm
  • Sandycheex

    I was gong to say the same… That last part… BAM… I think this is awesome and deep. 🙂

    March 2, 2011 - at 11:43 pm
  • Fourteenstories

    mashaAllah, this is beautiful, painfully so.

    March 4, 2011 - at 1:43 am
  • SRC

    I loved My Words out of all the 5 entires… Well done to writer !!

    March 5, 2011 - at 4:39 pm
  • Karima

    This is so beautifully poignant masha’Allah ~ an exact reflection of my own experience.

    March 16, 2011 - at 9:30 pm
  • Sam

    poignant and powerful…yet sweet and beautifully graced on the blank white paper.. 

    March 7, 2012 - at 12:54 pm

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