Saturday, 31 October 2009

Against all odds

Sometimes when you feel the entire world is against you, your first reaction would be to give up and accept the minimum. You limit yourself to what you THINK you can do, rather than having the passion and determination to fight for your dreams.

The fact is, YOU can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. Instead of giving yourself reasons why you can't, give yourself reasons why you can. Be true to yourself and keep your dreams alive! ;)

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Sunday, 18 October 2009

The cherry blossoms

I sit here
Beneath the cherry blossoms.
I am at peace.

The soft pink blooms flutter.
The aroma lightens my spririts.
The wind calms my soul.

I sit here
Beneath the cherry blossoms.
My friends come along.

The flowers are so pale.
The scent is way too strong.
The wind is chilling this early.

I sit here
Beneath the cherry blossoms.
Alone again.

The blooms seem to be falling.
The scent reminds me of perfume.
The wind howls and rustles the tree.

I go inside
To join my friends.

They talk of troubles.
They talk of sadness.
They talk of hatred.

I sit here
With the ones I know as friends
and I wonder why I ever left the cherry blossoms.


Saturday, 17 October 2009

Me, Myself, and I

Now back to reality…………..

Hello, Salamun Alaikum, Merhaba…’s me Kubra. I am a 21 year old Muslim student born/bred in the United Kingdom and currently attending University. In this blog's infancy, I would personally write about my experiences and their solutions, my thoughts and my feelings and basically anything I hold dear and close to my heart.

I am someone who is positive about every aspect of life. I believe there is something to admire in every creature and something to learn from everyone and everything. I am willing to accept criticism but I cannot stand injustice. If I see something wrong I will do anything in my God given power to stop it from happening.

I have very simple pleasures, I don’t like expensive gifts, rather I’d prefer a hand made bracelet to a 24 carat gold. An ideal afternoon for me would be sitting on my couch, wrapped up in a warm blanket and reading my favourite novel whilst sipping a cup of hot chocolate. I love autumn – the colourful leaves and the crisp cool air. I adore the beauty of the weather and environment produced because it floats a strong current of optimism into the air…it feels like a fresh start….and a time to enjoy all aspects of life. For this, I am eternally grateful to my Almighty Allah (God). Thank you Allah for creating this awe inspiring universe, thank you for enabling me to see natures beauty in form of trees, plants, ocean, sky, stars, giant mountains and flying birds. Thank you for creating me.

In reality I am a pretty reserved person and I find it extremely difficult expressing what I think, finding the right words to say and how to say! I am one of those people who blurt out things without considering the consequences and I usually regret it later on. I am someone who prefers truth to custom, the better to the good, reform to revolution, solutions to goals and knowledge to awareness. My ambition is to be a writer and even though I have not (yet) written any books or given any opportunity to showcase my work, I am a firm believer that with patience comes victory ;)

This blog is a platform for me to lay down my opinions, a way for me to escape from reality, tune everyone and everything out, leaving only room for
me, myself and I.

And so I begin, by unlocking the key and opening the doors to my life………