Thus reads a motion in a local debate for tertiary-level students (you can see it here). I am admittedly rather fascinated. Especially since it strikes chords that are a little too close to where the bad memories are. Are morals best taught in religious schools? The phrasing of the sentence is, typically, completely ambiguous. Firstly, … Continue reading Are Morals Best Taught in Religious Schools?
…Of all taboo topics to choose this holy Month - There is perhaps a common stigma that circulates in my community, revolving around the term 'love'. Again the liberal-conservative dichotomy comes into play, and while it is shunned and resented by some, others think a bit too little of it. It is all too … Continue reading The L Word
The following are some of my unremarkable attempts at wordplay and alliteration. The sultry Sunday slipped secretively Through my fingers, sandlike and slippery, Surreal it was, point- blank, serenity, Slithering silently into eternity. It was apparent poison in plain perception As I beheld the pain in pale apprehension, Panic erupted and pelted my vision, and … Continue reading Some Rhymes and a Lot of Nonsense
I have a very cliché craving for someone to ask me if I'm alright. There the willow stood, unmoving, Its hollow trunk soiled and leaves blackening, No wind teases it, its shriveled and dry Branches drove away all that passed by. There is nothing profound about it Save the silence around it Its craving for … Continue reading Uninspired.
In the name of God Almighty. It's the 21st century – horses are no longer martyred in long-distance journeys, our daily bread usually comes with coke and fries on the side, and technology has advanced so much that we find the most childish reasons to start wars (oh wait- that's nothing new). But such is … Continue reading On Hijab and idiosyncrasies.
The raging currents beneath Stole the air I endeavored to breathe Kissed the wailing winds that shook The earth; she screamed, "look!" And the sun rose between her eyes And all the lies, And cries, Met their demise. -
Balance. What is it that keeps the orchestra of life playing on a high note? Does it mean that, Because we lack certain instruments, We cannot play beautiful music? Just a thought. In the end everything boils down to the beat we play to – how everything is kept in check. Every bow, string, and … Continue reading A medley of rants.