When Your Softness is Your Weakness and They Undervalue You

Remember what you must do When they undervalue you When they think Your softness is your weakness When they treat your kindness Like it is their advantage Remember to look after you To grow an armadillo shell In one ear out the next Make sure you look after yourself Their words are like darts TheirContinue reading “When Your Softness is Your Weakness and They Undervalue You”

A Powerful Girl in a Scarf

People ask me if I’m hot Why they ask me this, I know not Are they trying to ask how do I stay Covered up when Summer’s well on its way? Are they trying to say I don’t know That if I’m hot I must cool down so My body temperature drops And I don’tContinue reading “A Powerful Girl in a Scarf”

The Girl Who Made a Mistake

There was once a girl Who married very young She was besotted by this boy she knew Her dreams and aspirations be hung She could’ve been good And decided that she would Put her mum and dad’s needs first But she was majnoon, And had a thirst She had no idea that from the veryContinue reading “The Girl Who Made a Mistake”

I thank you for this! Moonstalks and Orchids are the best

When you walk in through that door My heart begins to soar Not only because you’re the one I’ve chosen to adore Forever more No I love you from my core but It’s because I’m finally free! Yay! Another pair of hands to help me feed Kiss. Cajole. Put to sleep. These children we’ve beenContinue reading “I thank you for this! Moonstalks and Orchids are the best”

Gone Are the Mothers of the Past (I thank Me!!!)

This poem was inspired by MamaGuide on Instagram and my lovely sis in law who sent this to me. I dedicate this to mums everywhere. This will be us when lockdown is finally over.. ‘I thank Me!’ Watch the video here… 😂😂😂 ‘Mum can you butter my bread?’ ‘Mum help me!! I’m stuck’ ‘You neverContinue reading “Gone Are the Mothers of the Past (I thank Me!!!)”

Everything Everything that makes me glad- An ode to my family ♥️

Dad You’ve always been there A pillar of support, you always care You help us to remember to enjoy the journey, You tell us that to be grateful is the key On phone calls, you tell us to go, Get on with the work, you tell us you know And understand why we have toContinue reading “Everything Everything that makes me glad- An ode to my family ♥️”

Fiction: Yes, She Was Different

Yes, She Was Different All she wanted was to be treated as a human. When Leila’s face was covered they turned away. The invisible woman. When her head was covered, a passenger in a nondescript white van shouted out of his window, tyres hissing in the rain. He spat at her whilst driving by, leavingContinue reading “Fiction: Yes, She Was Different”

O Bright White Moon – A Poem

O bright white moon of Mid-Shabaan,You herald the coming of Ramadan,It is the same shining round face,Which will bare the grace,Of becoming a new stalk‘Ramadan is here!’ will be spokeThe Fruits and blessings of the month are near;We look forward to barakah near and dear,Our hearts will be polished; shiny and clearStarved stomachs and nourishedContinue reading “O Bright White Moon – A Poem”

Book coming soon!!

Dealing With Conflict

Hello and Salaams! This page is now being revised and edited for inclusion in my upcoming book, published by Beacon Books! Do look out for a link to pre-order, coming soon. Peace and Love, Sidra Ansari PS To help me on my journey to enoughism I will write down 3 things I am grateful forContinue reading “Dealing With Conflict”