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Transcendent was written by Sanjida Shaheed and is featured in the poetry anthology The Muslimah Speaks: Her Voice, Her Spirit. She writes when she feels inspired and has been writing diaries and posting status updates on Facebook in an attempt to keep her writings neatly organized and accessible for any interested / curious readers. She has begun publishing poems on her blog, Eight Feet Tall.  You can follow her writing here: http://eightfeettall.wordpress.com



We choose

False identities

And picture ourselves

Within given boundaries.

We live

In a comfort zone

And tread ever

So cautiously.

As if we are walking barefoot

In an uncharted land

Scattered with shattered glass.


The vulnerability

Of our safely-protected

Fragile existence

Shakes us.

And we close the door

To our hearts

To ward off hurt.


Yet we cannot ignore

The longing for

The great beyond.

Looking through the window

We heave a sigh,

Longing for landscapes

Filled with memories

Of innocent days

And dream-filled nights.


Remembrance can save us.

All of this is


Like morning dew.

Love will carry us

Back home,

Where we truly belong.

Home is where love is.



For more poetry visit the Muslimah Speaks webpage…