Brother David

January 20, 2017

I remember Brother David
I was a child
Barely six or seven
He used to volunteer at the mosque
He was a convert
In the early 80’s
I still remember his kind words
And his smile
Why did I like him so?
It was his kindness
Oh that kindness
In a child’s world
It’s everything
He liked me too
He called one time
Mother was at the door
Telling me to hurry
So I had to go
Then we moved
I never found Brother David again
But I will never forget him either
I remember Brother David

Unless

January 1, 2017

In one night
Robbery
Twice
Told they agreed with Donald
Refugees should all be banned
Denied the morning prayer
Woke up missing
Welcome to life
Unless

In the end…

December 7, 2016

In the end
Is what you ask yourself
I want performance!
But how can you have performance when you have absolutely no Process?
Human Potential is not a game
It’s a hidden secret
If we were to know it
We would run at every beckoning
Avail the discipline
Shoehorn into the Process
Process equals Progress
But isn’t this our demise?
We were never athletes of Human Potential
Just spectators
Randomly showing glimmers of happiness
But never consistent
Yet we are selfish
We want something despite the Truth
We want it all
It will never happen
Nor should it
In the end
Is what you ask yourself…

Checks and Balances – a poem by @studentasim

July 28, 2016

I realize that I am too weak for my own good
There must be Checks and Balances
Everyone has one or more challenges
Do not approach! Is wisdom
So to ensure we do not indulge
We recognize our limitations
Or our arrogance will deceive us
So we must put in a Check
To Balance
Perhaps this will develop mental resolve over time
So you hope
But never think you cannot relapse
Just when you think you will not
Checks and Balances…

Ramadan, you have come back! – a poem by @studentasim

June 6, 2016

Ramadan, you have come back!
I love you friend
Because you change who I am
I want to spend my entire days with you
That I do not work much in other ways
10 10 10
You are The Friend
I cannot live up to a sliver of what you are
But I do a deed
Even slightly to be accepted
For my weight is unworthy
But a true friend you are
Remember me when you meet your Lord
I will forever be indebted
This friendship I waited my entire life
It will always be something special between us
You are a guiding light
I need you more than you could ever know
I need to tell you this in this precise moment
Before it is too late
Because I know what you mean to me
Because my life would never be the same
Because you change who I am
I love you friend
Ramadan, you have come back…

What I can do – a poem by @studentasim

May 25, 2016

There is no end
There is no beginning
There is no true loss
There is no true winning
Recognize that you were
For a time that concurred
Now it is your sliver
In a Time will not wither
One chance
One chance
One chance
No matter how many attempts
Try the arrow in the bow
Make a statement
End the show

Reconnect – a poem by studentasim

April 24, 2016

We are small
Yet we are not small
I’ve walked a million miles
Today I stop just for a whim
And take stock of my journey
Moments along the way
And it is shocking
There is much error
But there are spectacular moments
Moments of achievement
Moments of power
Moments of struggle
Moments of success
Yes
Moments of who I always wanted to be
Today I have forgotten about this work
I am shrouded with error
I am a prisoner of inability
I forgot much of what I did
Moments of ability should not make us Big
Rather humble
Because they did not tell us that we would fight the fight our lives
Our togetherness seems rare
But required
To take the next step well
We are small
Yet we are not small
Reconnect

Effort

January 15, 2016

In the beginning there was Effort
In the end there was Effort
Effort must be informed
But there must be Effort
Inaction is the opposite of Effort
Inaction is Sin
Each time we do no react
We die a little
It is a massive struggle to be on the side of Effort
But beg and pray to be on the side of Effort
Every second
second
second
Makes a difference
For there is little of it left
But just Effort…

Bring it back

November 20, 2015

Bring it back
What problems do you really have?
Admitted there is a hierarchy of issues
Some inflated
Some deflated
Some real
Some not
Do you remember some of the good times?
It was only ever one chance
Not two
And life goes on…
Sometimes we stop
But a reminder can change all that
As long as there is life
There could be a chance
Try to try
And Bring it back
There is no True Winning
There is no True Losing
Just the struggle in between
Bring it back