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BUBBLE 21 – IS IT OKAY?

BISMILLAH HIR RAHMAN IR RAHEEM

Is it okay,

to work hard, sacrificing all your blood, sweat and tears to be the best that you can be

till you find out that that was the last thing anyone was concerned about?

Is it okay,

to swallow every bit of anger and pain you feel

while your friends find joy making you roil, knowing you will not speak of it because…why would you do that to your friend?

Is it okay,

 to be forced not to do a simple act of servitude and worship to the One and Only,

because you’re branded “naive”, “dumb” or “extremist”

Is it okay,

to hide behind veils of status and wealth for protection,

because, of course, in that case, you can always get away with blaming the victim?

Is it okay,

to make friends with the rats that chew away your clothes bit by bit,

because, like you, they need to build their homes again from the foundations of despair?

Is it okay,

to steal someone else’s right to the truth,

because only liars can reach to the sky?

But then, what else do you tell a little boy, drifting in a tiny boat with other frightened people across the wild ocean,

“Everything will be ok?” “I’ll get you a toy when we reach the shore?”

Does one desire, then, to commit a sin so precious it hurts?

Is it okay?

to stab your child’s heart and snatch your child’s sanity,

while you bask in the glory of the fulfillment extreme expression of anger gives

….and making sure you tape your child’s eyes open

Is it okay?

to burn dreams, hopes, aspirations, revolutions, ideas into ashes?

if that’s so, you forgot the bodies hanging on the noose and the blood-stained razors and knives

Is it okay?

to not give a second glance, a gentle laugh, a wide smile or even a smirk to your loved ones

yet see your reflection on their faces and push them even further away?

Is it okay?

to promote yourself as The Grim Reaper,

because someone else’s skin tone, sexuality or fashion sense made you cringe a bit?

Is it okay?

to put yourself high among the clouds with your knowledge and stature,

while you stamp on those ants who are still learning how to climb a ladder?

Is it okay?

to shout out every curse word your anger fuels,

while others are in awe of what devils the tongue had hidden in store for them?

Is it okay?

to wallow in the deepest voids of emptiness in search of the light,

while you consider your depression or anxiety as your “sweet-lying” friend, guiding you through the rabbit hole, wondering why nothing will ever be…..okay

Is it okay?

Is it?

I’ve heard of dungeons, rabbit holes and hells like this,

where those who see the light through the dark clouds walk on the land like angels,

and others shoo them off or gaze at them with wonder.

But I’m curious to know,

in what world

is all of this considered okay?

What a world would that be……………..

By Andale Seaworne

21. Pakistani. Muslim. People call me tubelight. Life is a roller coaster life but if you focus on the ups in life and have faith, life will be beautiful
Thoughts about things happening in everyday life stored in bubbles, waiting for the right time to burst out 😊
Loves McFlurry, Cheese and every food except green chilli, yoghurt, wasabi and humus 😎
Loves books and learning new things
Basketball girl πŸ€
Helping out those in need
Holding no expectations, making no comparisons. We are all people of many colours. Accept us for who we are without labels

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