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Post  Amina Al-Bateeka on Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:59 pm

As-Salaamu alaikum

I'm not sure if you guys know this or not, but my family adn I moved here ( Saudi Arabia this year). I wrote this a little before we moved and I suddenly decided to share (I've got this hope that somehow this will inspire more people to write, hehe :P)

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The Shipping Man

HE ENTERS the house wearing his company's uniform and a professional smile which almost seems to be part of his outfit. He surveys the house, finishes his round, strokes his chin, and his eyes betray a glint of unhappiness. At last he says, "If you ask me," though we did not ask him this, "this is all junk. You really can't take this stuff with you," he says, eyeing with distaste the cracked wooden table whose color had been repainted with the thousand dinners and dinner sauces it had endured.

"Are you sure," we ask, and he surveys once more the boxes around him, and yet, as his eyes roam over each one, we feel the vomit inducing sensation of having been somehow violated. With the same callousness as a customs' airport official opening a bag of underwear and inquiring "What is this,"?
he opens every box of ours, takes the very quilt of our lives, denounces the memories of a lifetime as
Junk, not worth taking with us-
better left
behind.
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Post  Munaqaba08 on Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:01 am

As-Salaamu alaikum

Sis Amina this is very poignant (the good definition of the word wink ) and Jazakallahu Khairun for sharing this. Just one thing: so when are you publishing your first book insha'Allah? wink writer old-typewriter computer05

And dear sisters, I think that sister Amina's writing needs company here in this section. computer05 I hope you will all begin to share some of your writing old-typewriter here in the Garden pretty-plants insha'Allah. We are looking forward to it.

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Post  Zaza on Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:48 pm

As Salamu Alaikum

Masha Allah I love your poem. You are very talented dear sister Amina.

as a customs' airport official opening a bag of underwear and inquiring "What is this,"?

This made my day. Not sure how many times I experienced this. hehe

barakAllahu feeki for sharing
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Post  Amina Al-Bateeka on Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:35 pm

As-Salaamu alaikum

Hehehe, Zaza!! I'm glad it made your day! It can be a real *blush worthy moment* when it happens! blush For both us and the airport security, I imagine ;)

Jazaki Allah koli khair to both of you! Umm Nu'man, I was so flattered with your comment! :D :D Love

Yes, please don't leave me all alone hereeeeeeeeeeee! Hehe! Join in sisters :D
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Post  Mabsoota on Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:08 am

As-Salaamu alaikum

SubhanAllah, short and effective, I love it. You've really got a way with words mashaAllah Amina. This is so personal, wow. Hug












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Post  Aisha on Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:04 pm

As-Salaamu alaikum

JazakiAllahu khairan for posting dear sister Amina and mabruk on your new beginning.
JazakAllahu Khairan

Wasalaamu alaikum,Aisha heart
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Post  founder on Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:41 pm

Assalamou aleikoum wa rahmatoullah wa barakatou


mashallah, I simply love it.

so real.


barakallahu feekee for sharing.


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