barakat – original poem

The news has broken my heart; Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha had their lives taken away. There is nothing to even slightly justify what happened. I just hope to God that their deaths do not go in vain. This poem, which I had to write, is titled ‘Barakat’.

A blessing was robbed in the bright eyes of the sun.
Lovebirds were shot as they soared through the sky.
The gems were crushed; there was nothing to be done.
And the rivers, streamless and lost, flowed from her eyes.

But what you take away from this world, you cannot take from the next;
The blessing that was taken will forever remain in our hearts.
Do not worry, my child, it might just seem like a line of text,
But the words on the page proved to be sharp.
Inna Lillahi wa inna Illaihi Rajiun;
The light of eternity will shine forever on your face.
Your hearts will be reflected in the moon
As it cleans the evil that has taken shape.
Just a note; for those who aren’t familiar with Arabic, the following line is translated at the bottom.
Inna Lillahi wa inna Illaihi Rajiun
Verily to Allah we belong, and to Him is our return.

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