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 jumble of thoughts – a bargain of gratitude and love!

I’m in a daze Must remind myself it’s just a phase Can’t get a hold of my mind Want to write A thought takes flight Before I write it down Feel like I’m running out of time Then I tell myself To live in the moment Nothing else I smile It’s now the best partContinue reading “A jumble of thoughts – a bargain of gratitude and love!”

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”

Finding Peace Through Prayer and Love- Out Soon!

There’s a book coming soon I don’t know if it’ll be out night or noon I don’t know if I’ll jump for joy or cry I don’t know if I’ll crawl away or fly Once I see my words in print My blood and sweat The way my thoughts were steered All the things thatContinue reading “Finding Peace Through Prayer and Love- Out Soon!”

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”

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 ♥️”

A Recipe: Curry – A Cold Remedy

Salaams, This is a recipe that I’ve written down a few times and each time I’ve managed to lose it. It’s a family home made natural recipe for a cold and as far as I know it doesn’t exist on the internet. I just want to say thanks to my lovely sister in law whoContinue reading “A Recipe: Curry – A Cold Remedy”

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”

A Recipe: I made Jordanian Mansaf 😋!

Many moons ago when I first got married, my husband took me on a trip to a foreign land. It was the first time I’d been anywhere apart from Pakistan or Saudi Arabia (I was very lucky to have made my first umrah trip just a year before) and I was really excited. I didn’tContinue reading “A Recipe: I made Jordanian Mansaf 😋!”