The Gathering

by Reema on December 15, 2007

in My Poetry,Stories & Thoughts

I sat among them as i was feeding my daughter in my arms, four women surrounding me and i was the fifth sitting in a circle as if preforming some ancient ritual. I listened to their conversations trying hard to show some interest when I’m not, so materialistic, so fake, they allowed themselves to be blinded from the truth. Nothing lasts forever, not the diamonds that decorated theirs hands nor the big mansions that hid tales of misery and loneliness, all an illusion that these women created each competing with the other. Their castles filled with untouched dusted treasures that lost their sparkle in time, no warmth to be felt nor love.

They looked at me with mocking eyes judging my appearance I could sense their anger for refusing the life they chose, I may not wear diamonds nor live in a mansion but i am content with myself of what I left behind and what I have become. I looked down at my daughter her tiny hand holding my finger needing the warmth of her mother, my heart melted at her smile indeed I have all what I ever wanted, the unconditional love that these women lacked.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

pearls January 7, 2008 at 2:03 pm

My family comes first but I still like diamonds.


Shiloh Walker January 15, 2008 at 9:07 pm

Dang, Reema… that’s beautiful.


Hadija January 20, 2008 at 4:51 pm

That story touched my heart. So, so true, in some cases. You are a wonderful mother. Your child is so fortunate. Allah bless you and your family. Pray for those who have not found what you have obtained through family and life’s teachings.


justlikeyou February 6, 2008 at 4:02 am

Salam Reema,
Khal yewaloon 3anich mithil hal nas mo hamhum elah hal dinya ow ohma jamaaaaaaaaad fa 6af lathay3ein one second even thinking about them. how the kids! wenich you don’t write about your news anymore we missed you and the kids!!! badly.. yalah find the time and tell us and the whole world you are great inshalah!!
i know you are interested in human rights and stuff so i thought i post this link for you to read..


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