They try to take me away from You.
And he tries. He tries so hard.
I am afraid that they might succeed.
They mock, and they belittle, and they think that they’re enough.
They think they’re imperfect but enough,
I think I’m imperfect and enough, but not ‘really’ enough without You.
I am afraid,
Because he knows you are the Most Beloved.
He knows and he hates it.
I am afraid, because there is no other being that completes me except You.
I am afraid, because the cost is so high.
I am afraid, because there’s only one chance.
I am afraid, because this is all I’ve got.
I am hopeful because that’s all I’ve got.
I am hopeful because you deserve all my trust.
Because you are the most Truthful.
I have hope because you complete me.
I have hope because that’s all I have.
I have hope, because you Love me.
I have hope, because I Call to You
and because you Say:
So his Lord responded to him and averted from him their plan. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Knowing. (12:34 Quran)
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