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    The time has come to vote for the best entries of Poetry Contest 2017. I will be posting all the entries below in separate posts. Take your time to read all of them and vote for the one that you liked the best. The last date for voting is 15 December 2017.

    for everyone who has participated in this years contest.
    We have 8 entries this time, perhaps the highest in all these years. Even the writing contest had 7 entries.

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    Re: Poetry Contest 2017 - Vote for the best entry

    Poem 1


    * Title: Advice for the married brothers*

    When two fish meet in the middle of the day,
    It can be love at first sight...or so they say


    It’s all good in love when it’s just about omega 3,
    But what happens when storms are brewing in the middle of the sea?


    “You make me so angry!” said the mackerel to the trout,
    ”I wish I’d never met you” she began to shout


    But clever old mr trout was a very wise fish indeed,
    He decided to keep calm and figured out what all mackerels need


    He pulled from behind his scales a couple of juicy herrings,
    “Eat to your content my dear and let’s look at pictures of our wedding”


    “You see my darling mackerel, you’re the best thing that’s happened to me,
    So let’s continue to reminisce and eat from this bountiful sea”


    Smiling as widely as was possible, mackerel accepted his gift of love,
    He really was learning how to win her heart, she thanked the Lord above


    The moral of the story people is that the way to a women’s heart,
    Is not something that requires a lot of effort on your part


    It’s not jewellery, clothes or perfume depending on her mood,
    It’s a once in a while surprise of some scrumptious tasty food

    Disclaimer: the writer absolutely disagrees that the way to a mans heart is through his stomach because it’s more obviously the way to a woman’s




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    Re: Poetry Contest 2017 - Vote for the best entry

    Poem 2


    A Peter Pan woman, aged


    Whiling away her twilight,
    Seeking soporific sitcoms,
    Quizzical about quiz-shows,
    Drifting past documentaries,
    Nervously imbibing the news.


    Awash in a sea of images,
    A chaotic distracting narcotic
    An opioid to fill the void
    That only God can fill.


    Smooth,
    The commercial video friends
    Are always smooth
    And long,
    and cool,
    and chocolatey,
    With bright, white teeth
    And beautiful bodies.


    Who needs age?
    Age
    Is as wise as the wise guy
    Who cracks clever jokes at the camera,
    A fleeting, handsome smile,
    In one eye…
    And out the other.




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    Poem 3


    Emotional Abyss

    Lost in an emotional abyss, …he forgets who and where he is.
    But time leaves him behind, …as the sun sets on the horizon.

    While blinded by the light, …he’s soon engulfed by the lonely night,
    …and has lost the will to fight.

    And through heavy sighs he hides the tears, …of his bleeding heart.
    In essence, …he is falling apart.

    His longing, however, has been lost in translation.
    Since this Majnun is truly a fool, …as Layla, …is just a figment, …of his imagination.




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    Poem 4


    I was in darkness

    I used to look at my self as an- open minded guy

    I committed so much sins

    but that didn't made anyway smile

    I just thought for my look...

    look for my dress, my body and my way

    how do I talk and how much

    around me fans thinking that I am fine

    I was in ignorance

    I was- concerned about- how to get my desires

    but if you've seen me there

    with all that much trying I was die

    i did try to live

    but with my own hands I destroyed my life

    -i tried to be happy

    but that joy they think i am in... was just lie

    i still remember them

    those- friends who was trying to be as me

    they followed my steps
    but one day we- will heat one other,by the way

    they will say to Allah...

    that is the reason for us going astray

    but it's not a proof for them

    coz everyone should for himself take a way

    if you want to be good

    don't chose a person who take you to the hell

    and saying after that
    he is the owner of my hearing and smell

    they- didn't beat you for

    that thinking or take your hand for that way

    you either choose to full

    or you can by Allah's- help choosing to be fly

    I was in negligence

    I was just living to live and that's all

    but i decided to change
    I turn to my lord ... and my life get so full-

    you may you- tell that's wrong

    you may say he turning into a scholar

    but that's the truth and I
    I was like you saying this ... I used to moke them

    wallahi if you live

    as a good Muslim and worship allah alone

    wallahi all this life

    will be-a way of worship.. you will be pleased evermore

    in every hardship you face

    you will enjoy your feeling of reward

    and when it turn to good

    you will enjoy your happiness with God

    I say this from my heart

    I ask Allah to put in your heart

    as I founded one day

    people who guided me, for you I wish best

    I may be one- of them..

    and may words may be a message from God

    if you do all your best

    to be close to him, he will be by your side



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    Poem 5


    Time

    Once comes a time,
    when life takes away your vain words.
    Once the time,
    when you cry your voice to the darkness.
    And time,
    when you miss these
    fragrant meadows of the words.

    A life is,
    those images,
    which the time
    draws as our memories.
    And the time,
    like a white silence.



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    Poem 6


    Symbolism: Meaning in Mettle


    A new chapter in my life begins

    The time to wallow in Hades sorrow

    With head in hands for former sins

    Is history now – today is tomorrow



    A search for symbols to personify

    Rebirth of mirthful personality

    Revealed a motif etched in steel

    My birthright and my family seal



    A long dead father’s form of love

    Bartered for my mother’s kiss

    Melted, molded, made into

    A symbol for a son amiss



    A longing look at what was found

    Remembrance of long time love lost

    She bequeathed a seeming simple seal

    A chain-linked loop of steel embossed



    Smelted with a workman’s hands

    Meaning mixed in metal’s skin

    My father poured in lover’s gift

    All the very best in him:



    A mind of mettle, like a snare

    To trap Demeter ladies fair

    Southern gentlemanly attitude

    And metallurgical aptitude



    All these things my father poured

    Into a molten mixing kettle

    Resulting in a symbol with

    More meaning than mere metal



    Within the hearth of beating heart

    I feel the Phoenix Flame arise

    The Hero’s Hike to Passion’s Peak

    Brings reborn Hephaestus eyes



    To the meaning melted in

    This round medallion on my breast

    I add my soaring spirit’s sails

    A stolid mast where steel meets flesh



    I stand now on the precipice

    Of passion’s deep with future bright

    A symbol of metamorphosis

    New life in me begins this night!




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    Poem 7


    La tahzan…(Don't be sad...)
    If you are broken, if you are offended don't be sad...
    People always break soft things...Be happy for having a soft heart...Allah is with the soft hearted…

    If you are betrayed, if your dreams are fallen don't be sad...
    People always betray sincere things... Be happy for having a sincere mind...Allah is with the sincere…

    If you are not loved, if you are abandoned don’t be sad...
    People always grudge the things they have less than you... Be happy for having more love than the others... Allah is with the lover…

    If the cruelty has captured the World, if the injustice has come over it don’t be sad…
    The mornings come after dark nights, it’s the tradition of Allah…Be happy to see the Sun soon…Allah is with the ones getting up for fajr…

    For Allah mentioned in the Noble Qur’an, when the two were in the cave, one of them said to the other…
    "La tahzan Innallaha ma'ana"
    Don't be sad… Allah is with us…




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    Poem 8


    ...BEING DISABLED IS NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED ABOUT...

    She was living without a leg,
    All that was supporting her was a peg,
    It was hard to be living without sight,
    Everything was dark,there was not a thing called light,

    It was hard to be living on a wheelchair,
    The pain was something he couldn't bare,
    It was embarrassing​,
    To them people were haressing,

    Them being disabled isn't title,
    So to them don't be brutal,
    Their life is harder than yours,
    Remember their life is not gross,

    an you live without any hearing?,
    If you think of it you'll start fearing,
    Wonder how hard it is to be different from the others,
    Being the only one from six sisters and brothers,

    We are all the same,
    The only difference is that God is testing them,
    Alah is giving you a chance,
    Be thankful to him at a glance,

    Allah could've​ created you as one of them,
    It was them who sacrificed their happiness to make you a shiny gem,
    It was them who took over your defect,
    And it is you who laughs at their effect,

    Be thankful to them,
    Give them respect and polish them even as a defected gem,
    Love them and lessen their pain,
    Show them that there is nothing wrong they've done to have shame.



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    Re: Poetry Contest 2017 - Vote for the best entry

    BUMPing this thread to get everyone's attention. Please vote for your favourite entry and support our poets for their hard work.

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    Re: Poetry Contest 2017 - Vote for the best entry

    Assalamu Alaikum

    Mashallah nice entries! Inshallah we get more voters
    Poetry Contest 2017 - Vote for the best entry

    Were it not that Allah treats His slaves with the remedy of trials and calamities,
    they would transgress and overstep the mark.
    When Allah wills good for His slaves,
    He gives him the medicine of calamities and trials according to his situation,
    so as to cure him from all fatal illnesses and diseases,
    until He purifies and cleanses him,
    and then makes him qualified for the most honourable position in this world,
    which is that of being a true slave of Allah (‘uboodiyyah),
    and for the greatest reward in the Hereafter,
    which is that of seeing Him and being close to Him.
    [Ibn AlQayyim, Zaad al-Ma’aad, 4/195]

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    Re: Poetry Contest 2017 - Vote for the best entry

    Is this thread not noticeable enough or are people simply not interested in poems and don't want to vote? If it is the latter, then we shouldn't continue with such contests anymore.

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    Re: Poetry Contest 2017 - Vote for the best entry

    With 8 entries and only 10 votes, we cannot declare a winner. I have extended the deadline by 10 days. Keep voting.

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