Thursday, February 15, 2007

(_) Hollowed out (_)

Good old days.. Days were days.. Nights were nights.. Men were men.. Women were women.. Kids were kids.. Right was right.. Wrong was wrong.. Shame was shame.. Joy was joy.. Grief was grief.. Love was love.. Nature was merely touched.. But rather celebrated.. Fear was there.. But fear of God was the root of all fears.. I’m not saying it was perfect; for nothing was or will ever be perfect in this world.. But at least things were as they seemed to be.. Most of them.. Strangers were known as strangers.. And family was family.. Teachers were teaching.. Students were learning.. Respect was respect.. Food would finish by the end of each day & every new day would bring it’s new goodness along.. They would take their own wastes, and recycle them.. They were humbled by the fact that they ARE weak.. They ARE in need.. They’re human.. They need food; so they make it.. They need shelter; so they strive.. STRIVING.. What a lost word!! No one wants it.. But WANTING is always there!! Work was work.. Sweating was sweating.. They’d harvest the fruits of their strive.. And that was sweet.. So SWEET!! Sharing.. Sharing was between homes & in every home.. People were ready to lend their hands with all their might.. And at any time..
In our time.. Days are wasted.. And nights are upside down.. Men are no longer standing, they’re hiding in the shadows & women are all over the place with their lost identity.. Kids lost their innocence.. Chastity is lost in the woods, with the animals, where they still cling to their instincts.. Have you ever seen an animal giving it’s body for food?! DEFINITELY not.. Happiness doesn’t last for longer than moments.. Sadness doesn’t neither.. Integrity.. “It depends; not always; it can’t be”!! Yes it can!! Why can’t it?! Sarcasm took it’s place.. Maybe that’s why.. Sarcasm, hate and a little more hate.. Gifts have become so materialistic.. The essence of things has transformed from their within to their outer shell.. People wait to see others fall.. Listening is according to the moods now.. Giving.. “oh, what did you say? why? Is there gain? To whom? Why again? No no no, don’t trust nobody..”.. Our relationships aren’t blessed no more.. Our hours pass so fast.. Our foreheads need to be stretched from all the wrinkling & worries.. Worries that came from our very own greediness.. We even try not to feel for others, thinking it’ll make us lighter.. I see the world hollowed out.. Aha, exactly.. HOLLOWED OUT.. I hear the world hollowed out.. Yeah, I do see the lights, the crowds, the egos, the crashes.. I hear the noises, my eardrums are on their way to explosion.. But still.. The world is emptied from all that was supposed to be there.. Soon earth will rotate in the opposite direction.. Very soon the sun will rise from the west & the leaves will turn to ashes.. The oceans will turn black.. Pitch black..

Soil has become impure,
water is no more clear, air is grubby & light is fake already..

Reality Check:
They took all the trees, and put em in a tree museum
And they charged the people a dollar and a half to see them
No, no, no, don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
--Big Yellow Taxi lyrics--

If tomorrow never comes, I’ll be relieved by letting all this out; as there’s nothing more I can do!! However I hope tomorrow would be healthier than today.. Hope everyone can clean their rusty inside & try to find the real them.. The sweet them.. And soften the bitter them..

People, we need to see to see.. Yes.. we gotta see to see..


Say, "Shall I tell you who the worst losers are?
"They are the ones whose works in this life are totally astray, but they think that they are doing good." Such are the ones who disbelieved in the revelations of their Lord and in meeting Him. Therefore, their works are in vain; on the Day of Resurrection, they have no weight. Their just requital is Hell, in return for their disbelief, and for mocking My revelations and My messengers. As for those who believe and lead a righteous life, they have deserved a blissful Paradise as their abode. Forever they abide therein; they will never want any other substitute. Say, "If the ocean were ink for the words of my Lord, the ocean would run out, before the words of my Lord run out, even if we double the ink supply." Say, "I am no more than a human like you, being inspired that your god is one god. Those who hope to meet their Lord shall work righteousness, and never worship any other god beside his Lord."
Qur’an [18: 103-110]

3 comments:

blogspotting said...

Slmz sister. Thats life. Don't look at the past and think those were the good ol days. Those days are there for us to learn from, are they not? These days are for us to remember the days of Qiyamah. Inshallah if we are pure in the heart than we will prepare.. the signs are their, are some of just to oblivious to see them?
Once again a good entry. My duas are with u. Take care of urself and enjoy the rest of ur day. Salaams

Stangallina said...

Thanx ya okht Sara ,, wala ta2derek we zeiartek lia we le modawanty el; motawad3a ,,
atmanna ennek teddeny ta3le2ek 3ala el mawdo3at el gedeeda ,, elly mawgooda 7alian ,, we shokran leeky ,, we 3omry ma hansa ennek awel wa7ed eddany Comment ,, 7atta law baseet
thanx so much
& Allah 7afez

sara said...

I'm sorry.. Mesh fehemt kol haga.. Bas you're welcome.. Hope you got to read the whole thing..
Allahu Hafith..