Poem: Everything to Gain

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Everything to Gain

I open to you like a door
on a spring morning.
Your voice is a sun song.
Your words are water and earth.
I hold your heart like a newborn.
I hang on
because I have everything to gain.

Wael Abdelgawad
3-27-2011

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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 263 articles by
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  1. María M says:

    As salamu alaykum, Wael,

    Certainly whatever is the direction you are taking, sounds very good.

    In chinese tradition energy from Earth represents the femenine energy, and water, the emotions. You refer to spring which is the time of the year where the life renew itself blooming everywhere, giving new life, newborn heart.

    You don´t stop surprising me, Alhamdulillah, thank Allah(swt) for your Presence and the Presence who inspires you so much Light and Love.

    Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful e inspiring poems.

    Jazak Allahu Khayran.

    Beslama

  2. wael says:

    Thank you, Maria. I have a friend whose heart was broken by betrayal from a loved one. He wrote the following:

    Promises are broken.
    They mean nothing to me.
    Your word is just a sound, a melody,
    a moment to rejoice in.
    The tones of your voice
    the only thing I hear.
    Your words mean nothing.
    I let go in your eyes,
    I get lost, I touch your soul,
    I play with your heart,
    I live in the moment,
    I hang on to nothing
    so in the end I have nothing to lose.

    I wrote my poem, “Everything to Gain,” in response to that poem, to give my friend another way of looking at love.

    • María M says:

      Salaams Wael,

      Thank you very much for sharing.

      Both of you are blessed with the Presence of each other. And all of us are blessed with your Presence.

      I have met few people with such capability of empathy, he was her for a moment: “I play with your heart, I live in the moment, I hang on to nothing so in the en I have nothing to loose”. She did this to him and she is this way. At the begining, literally, he is describing the process of abandoning his senses to be in her, to understand why she did what she did.

      Deep, deep process of inner healing, through this experience, he is healing himself and the part of himself that is her. Understanding who she is, he lets go easily. Extremely sensitive, intuitive and delicate human being. Barak Allah Feekum.

      From my Heart to your friend´s Heart,

      Soft and delicate Heart,
      powerful roots to hold on,
      saw too much being too young,
      now it is time to hold on.

      Hold on to what is real
      consistent and solid,…
      I have let you go
      now it is time to recover
      the pieces of me
      that one day I was.

      Painful sometimes
      others full of joy,
      I want to recover
      who I was,
      the pieces of my Heart,
      I left on the way,
      I see them here and there
      hunging in different
      spaces and times.

      I want to recover
      what one day was mine,
      still mine, waiting for me,
      hunging in my memory,
      ….my lost treasures
      my broken Heart,
      I will recover them
      from now on,
      I will make of my Heart
      an open Heart
      fill with the treasures
      of a life time.

      Who I was
      made who I am,
      now I know,…

      I gave myself,
      no doubts, no questions,
      now I doubt, I question,
      shall I love and trust?
      Yes, I shall.
      I will heal my Heart
      to love and trust,
      to see at first sight
      others Heart
      and to love and trust,
      first of all,
      my own Heart.

      María

  3. Rebecca says:

    It is lovely Wael, jazakAllah khair for sharing it. I hope it will bring some comfort to your friend inshaAllah.

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