Happy to Not be Me Poetry

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Since forever have taught me

I am best just the way I was

Myself is what I can only be

 

It drowned me into arrogance and pride

I wore my flaws as a brooch over my vanity

I thought no part of me needs to change

To the point, I even questioned my sanity

 

They all sounded nice, but never true

Parts of me are still chunks of somebody else

They deceived me by saying I was purely me

While feeding me how I should act or dress

 

Did I choose the right somebody?

Or did I just blindly follow?

I searched all the wrong places

And picked the wrong pieces to wallow

 

It might be easy to be myself,

But it’s better to be that somebody else

What a perfect world, it would be

Trying to be like Muhammad (ﷺ) and none else

 

So I declare today, don’t be you

Be different, but let yourself be ‘he’

Because If he is that somebody else

I’m so happy to not be me


Another poem on Muhammad (ﷺ): He put the MAN in MANLY


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Samina Farooq is an engineer by qualification, a Quran and Arabic-language student by occupation, a photographer by eye, a writer by heart, an artist by nature and a Muslim by soul. A mum of one is currently studying Intensive Arabic Program from Islamic Online University while also following Bayyinah institute's 'Arabic with Husna' classes, one baby step at a time.

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