What I Would Have Done – A Poem

I am currently reading a book called the soul of a butterfly and came across this poem in it. It’s so beautiful, that I wanted to share it with all my WordPress buddies πŸ€—πŸ€—

What I would have done…

I can weep till my eyes become red and swollen

I can scream till my voice becomes weak and hoarse

I can feel remorse and regret as they envelope me whole

But I cannot repent and I cannot try

Because my chances are gone

You may laugh at me when I say that I wish I could be in the place of the most sorry man on earth right now

, if I meant I had the time

You may laugh at me when I say that I would not hesitate in selling all my prized belongings to charity

Oh, but I would hastily give them away

Thrust them away from me

If it meant that they would distract me

You may laugh at me when I say that I would willingly listen to the people who preached the faith that I heedlessly turnes away from,

Those people who I scorned and rejected

If it meant that I would not be in this position right now

You may pity me for wanting to change it all

You may pity me for no longer having a say

You may pity me for wanting one more day

But you do not feel this clinging, aching desperation that I do

You may mock me for saying that gossip circles no longer entice me, but isolation does

You may mock me for saying that money no longer attracts me but reward does

You may mock me for saying that life no longer holds any appeal for me but time does

You may be surprised to know that the most beautiful thing in my eyes now is the picture of a humble servant in prostration to God

You may be surprised to know that the most beautiful thing to my ears now is the call to prayer, the words of God

You may be surprised to know that the most beautiful object to me now is the book of God

Yet the beauty that God graced humanity with, no longer holds any appeal for me for vanity also cost me time

You may be humbled in knowing that I would give the world, I would gladly give my soul, I would give anything just to meet my Creator

And finally, dear friend, I must inform you of one more thing…

I still hold on to the minute, hope that one day, after years of pain and suffering beyond imagination, I will

For surely a God so Merciful will reward me for the times that I closed my eyes and went forth with a decision trusting only Him

For the times that I lay in bed at the peak of Midnight, whispering prayers to Him

For the times that I hid my sins from others and did not boast my good actions to others

For the times that I broke down and repented to God when I felt like my life was too under control

You may think all of the harsh and spiteful things you want of me

But let me leave you with some advice

What I did, you may be doing right now

And that means you and I are the same

But for one aspect, one significant aspect

My time is up, but yours is still running……

Powerful, isn’t it? Quite emotional as well! Soul of a butterfly is all about a 17 year old girl, Katie Anderson who’s sensational, divorced dad has converted to Islam. She becomes scared, afraid. From what she heard, Muslims are crazy, weird, murders that want to control the world! She is scared of her reputation being ruined as she learns more about this strange religion – is it everything that it seems?

Great book, completely changed my perspective on Islam and Muslims and I learnt to respect other people’s beliefs and I learnt a whole lot of deep, deep, heart moving information!

Do buy the book! It’s on Amazon and I rate it five stars!

Now tell me… How was the poem? Did you feel anything?


Published by H.R Phoenix, Author

H.R Phoenix is the creator of Penable. She likes to inspire people to write and is an author, editor, proofreader and illustrator. She is currently working on her mystery/thriller debut novel. When she's not working on a short story or writing awesome Penable Posts, she enjoys spending time painting, reading or hanging out with her two cute kittens...

32 thoughts on “What I Would Have Done – A Poem

  1. I loved this. If I wouldn’t have read what it was actually about, so much of it pertained to me in it’s own meaning. It’s beautiful to think of how you relate to the words. This was awesome. Thank you for sharing that. πŸ’ž

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  2. Today I feel anything after read the poem? I felt many emotions. I paused and thought a lot. I was trying to figure out who the author And what was really going on because there was a lot of rambling. And then you explained it and I made sense. Thanks it’s a good read. Being a part myself I respect other’s creative writing. Poetry is such a great outlet to learn more about one’s Self. Thx for sharing!

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  3. I tried to go back to my comment to correct my errors but I guess I can’t. I should’ve proofread before posting, but it’s 5:22 AM…I’m not quite wide awake! Oops! πŸ€«πŸ€—

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  4. Ahhh it’s going well so far, we have like 40 mins left for iftar, so that’s positive!πŸ˜‚ But it’s a bit difficult due to the heat in Sri Lanka 😭
    But Allhamdulliah managing so far! Can you believe it’s the seventh day already? How’s your Ramadan progressing?

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