From somewhere else

These poems were not written by me. I share what I like. Credits to the writer, name as noted at the end of the poem.

Puisi bukan hasil nukilan sendiri. Saya kongsi apa yang saya suka. Nama penulis asal adalah seperti tertera di bawah puisi.

August 7th, 2012

Du’a of a Sinner

Oh Allah, my Creator, my Lord,
You are certainly the Knower of all.
How long has it been since I have spoken with You?
Surely, I have let myself fall.

Oh Merciful, my praise seems completely unfit,
How can Your humble servant honor You?
The inadequacy of my words leaves me feeling meek.
Do they even hold any value?

All praises are for You and You alone.
I do not deserve what I have been given.
Yet here I am, asking for more,
Regardless of my sins, I hope You will listen.

Ya Rabb, Your slave turns obediently towards You,
In hopes of love and forgiveness.
My sins, so vast, take over my life,
And of that You are a witness.

Forgive my trespasses and replace them with good deeds
Though that is more than I deserve,
The tears in my eyes show my extreme regret
I pray in Jannah there is a place for me reserved.

My Lord, bestow upon me the wisdom and iman,
To truly live this dunya like a test.
I cannot fathom the tortures of the grave and hell
Protect me from such suffering, I request.

Forgive my eyes for what they have seen,
And my ears for what they have heard.
Forgive my tongue for the gossip and lies.
I wish I had not blundered.

My past, so tainted, haunts my thoughts,
I pray for a better life, this one and the next.
Love me and forgive me, regardless of my flaws,
And with me, do not be vexed.

Protect my family, my friends and the Ummah,
Forgive our sins, the big and small,
The ones we insisted on, knowing they were wrong,
And even the ones we do not recall.

Grant us good deaths, as Muslims and Mu’minun,
And take our souls with ease.
Let the last words we say be, “La illaha ill Allah.”
And let us enter Jannah without trial, please!

Wrap our bodies in a lovely scented cloth,
And let our angels be beautiful and bright.
Show us our places and homes in Jannah,
Ya Rabb, fill our spacious graves with light.

I know that I am certainly undeserving of this,
But You are surely Ar Rahman Ar Raheem,
So shower me with mercy, the limitless mercy You have,
And accept my du’as. Ameen!

Bisma Parvez


11 Ogos 2012

Seorang Musafir

Suatu fajar
lelaki itu sendiri
menangis tanpa teman
hanya kabus menghampar selimut
cuma embun menerangi sunyi.

Suatu senja
lelaki itu sendiri
angin membawa suara
deru menghadiah kata
ombak memulang kata
karang mewujudkan syurga.

Suatu malam
lelaki itu sendiri
aku musafir
mengharap keredaan
memohon keampunan
kerana aku makhluk bertopeng
menghasut ketika bicara
aku adalah manusia.

Rosnani Awang Teh


12 Disember 2013

Lembah Musafir

Di daerah yang berliku ini

deretan sepi anak-anak desa
menimba lautan ilmu
menghimpun kematangan
menapak rindu juga sedih
menggamit gunung cita
menuju jaya
Kalau diri hidup sedar
keringat yang ditabur, di setiap tanah
itulah puing-puing kebaktian ibu dan ayah
mengunyah perit, menelan derita
bakal si anak menuju dewasa.

Di daerah yang berliku ini
bisa juga hanyutnya cita
mengikut langkah lesu
melempar untaian harapan
kerana hilang bicara utuh
terlerai kasih setia
hancur jua
Kalau diri hidup sedar
kasih yang tercurah, di setiap nafas lelah
itulah bunga-bunga harapan walau jasad terbenam
namun masih lagi tersenyum
menawan bangga.

– Noorimah Jarmin




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