Poem: Bring it In

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Bring It In

Let’s bring it together.
Everything moves in circles,
everything whirls, but sometimes
you cut across the tide
and find yourself in the light
of a strange sun. Bring it in.
Smaller circles, far from the din
of the city, we meet:
your breath and mine,
warm and sweet,
tighter, closer, moving in time
to the galaxy, earth, air,
until we are the center, paired,
and all turns in harmony.
Let’s bring it in, become
lion and lioness, oak and stone,
shelter and home.
Mother and father,
husband and wife,
lover and loved,
passion and fire,
dunya and deen,
family, hearth, laughter
and one true dream.

– Wael Abdelgawad, June 2008

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Wael Abdelgawad is an Egyptian-American living in Fresno, California. He is the founder of several Islamic websites, including Zawaj.com and IslamicAnswers.com, and also of various technology and travel websites. He is a writer and poet, and has been a web developer since 1997. This project, IslamicSunrays.com, is very dear to his heart, as it has allowed him to express ideas that have growing inside him for many years. Wael is divorced and has one lovely young daughter. He practices and teaches martial arts (somewhat obsessively), and loves Islamic books, science fiction, and vanilla fudge ice cream. Wael is an advocate for human rights and blogs about these issues at AbolishTorture.com. He is also a volunteer with the MyDeen Muslim youth organization in Fresno. Wael tagged this post with: , , , , , Read 266 articles by
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  1. María M says:

    As salamu alaykum,
    Your poem has inspired me a poem.

    Is it a dream,
    that my soul feels someone asking for me.
    Is it a dream,
    that I listen to his voice whispering my name,
    Is it a dream,
    that my dream and his dream is the same,
    Is it a dream,
    that our steps are closer day to day,
    Is it a dream,
    that his arms hold me when I am falling,
    Is it a dream,
    that I wake up when he calls me,
    Is it a dream,
    that I hold him tight close to my heart
    when I feel his pain,
    Is it a dream,
    that the Light has shown us the way,
    Is it a dream,
    that he hold me tight close to his heart
    when he feels my trembling soul,
    Is it a dream,
    that night turn into day
    and day into night
    waiting for his words to come.
    Is it a dream?

  2. Mohammed Bolori says:

    It’s wonderful. I like it.

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