neither the gifts
received at birth
nor skills mastered
from books
or application

not even
the fruits
of a long and
lucrative vocation

no inheritance
of gold
or hoarded
stacks of wealth

no discipline
or abstinence
of a life
dedicated to health

neither those
with influence nor
illustrious in name

neither people
of knowledge
nor winners
of worldly games

not the
dearest of friends
or even kinfolk

or the closest
of family
not even those

You are
my protection
my refuge
my comfort
my sanctuary

You are my nearest
my friend
my ally
my security

and You are
enough for me

yes, You are
enough for me

15th august 2015


This is a poem written by Shaykha Shahbano Aliani, originally posted on her website.

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