The Trilogy

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May 30, 2016 · 2 min read

The opening of your peculiar story,
Page one, heartbeat.
A divinely written book, with the ink of prophecy
Detail of every provision published by The King’s Decree,
Imprinted onto the pages of your autobiography.

A lifetime of supplications compiled into your trilogy,
One piece of string to make the covers meet.
An unmatched fable, strung into poetry,
With belief in the faith of the elite.

The climax succumbed to purgatory,
To rise or to fall, consume your margins bittersweet.
A unique account torn to doom or glory,
As your deeds kindle the words onto every single sheet.

Your character, your speech, brand the spine complete,
Plot twists in fate change your line of destiny.
Spilling with parables of victory and defeat,
A beguiling original, filled with happiness and grief.

In an abode much like a library,
Some novels bestsellers, some discreet.
But each with its own identity,
Is what makes the collection complete.

Sometimes a hero, sometimes your own enemy,
A victorious cover leaving pages that bleed.
An impression so extraordinary,
Every chapter, worth the read.

Recorded in the heavens, and where you must retreat,
A timely tale set in a world so temporary.
For better or for worse, for heaven you compete,
To be continued, in the book of eternity.

For the love of books, you are one too. A compilation of unique, vibrant, profound and complex stories. When I see a person, I see a book, a story so perfectly crafted it cannot be compared to another. Every individual, a divinely written book. Spilling with stories of experience, love, grief, and happiness. Every individual is striving on their own journey, page by page; we are literally exactly where we are supposed to be. Maktub. It is written.

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8 Responses to "The Trilogy"

  1. Zaheen says:

    I really liked your symbolism and eloquent descriptiveness. It really reminds me of my own poetry since the wording is complex and in order to find the underlying message, you have to decipher it with your mind. I write in a very complex manner but I still wasn’t able to decipher the meaning of your poem in some stanzas.

    I always liked to view people as books as well: they have covers you can judge from but only from sifting through the pages will you understand the individual…yours kind of turned into a library!

    Alhamdullilah for this piece!

    • Aysha Samjoo says:

      Thank you Zaheen, you got it just right. I wanted the reader to imagine their own life and experiences while going through this poem :)

  2. Iqra says:

    Jazakumullah khairan kaseera for this lovely poem!

  3. salwa says:

    love it

  4. Aisha Waqar says:

    This is one of the most amazing pieces of poetry I have ever read. Each and every person has a different story and its true that we all compete for heaven. Wonderful verses!

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