Senin, Maret 23

Poem to ponder

It was a gift from my matriculation teacher, Teacher Jamilah Bee.


Everyday as I wake up at dawn,
My mind starts the moment I yawn,
There were many things to do, o dear!
That's why I hastily did my Subuh prayer,
I didn't have time to sit longer to praise the Lord,
To me rushing out after prayer is nothing odd?

Since school, I had been busy every minute,
Completing my tutorials and handing it in,
My quizzes took up most of my time always,
No time did I have to Allah to pray,
Too many things to do and zikir is rare,
For Allah, I really had no time to spare?

When I grew up and started my career,
Working all day to secure my future,
When I reached home, I preferred to have fun,
I chatted on the phone but I didn't read the Quran,
I spend too much time surfing the internet,
Sad to say, my faith was falling flat?

The only time I have left is weekends,
During which I prefer window shopping with my friends,
I couldn't spare time to go to the mosque,
I'm too busy, that's the BIG EXCUSE?

I did my prayer but did it so quickly,
After prayer, I didn't sit longer to reflect quietly,
I didn't have time to help the needy one,
I was loaded with work as my precious time runs

No time at all to visit a sick Muslim,
To orphans and elderly, I hardly lent a hand,
I'm too busy to do community service,
When there were gatherings, I helped the least.

My life is full of stress,
So I didn't counsel a Muslim in distress,
I didn't spend much time with my family,
Because I thought, doing so is a waste of time?

No time to share with a non-Muslim about Islam,
Even though I know, inviting causes no harm,
No time to do sunnah prayers at all,
All these contribute to my iman's fall.

I'm busy here and busy there,
I've no time at all, that's all I care,
I went to religious lessons, just once in a while,
'Coz I'm too busy making a pile.

I worked all day and slept all night,
Too tired for tahajjud and it seemed not right,
To me, earning a living was already tough,
So I only did basic deeds and that's not enough.

No time at all to admire God's creation,
No time to praise Allah and seek His compassion,
Although I know how short is my life,
For Islam I really didn't strive.

Finally the day comes, when the Lord calls for me,
And I stood before Him with my life's History,
I feel so guilty because I could have prayed more,
Isn't that what a Muslim lives for?
To thank Allah and to do more deeds,
And the Quran is for all of us to read.

Now at Judgement Day, I'm starting to fret,
I've wasted my life but it's too late to regret,
My entry to paradise depends on my good behaviour,
But I've not done enough nor did proper prayers.

My 'good deed book' is given from my right,
An angel opened my 'book' and read out my plight.

Then the angel chided me

' O you Muslim servant, you are the one,
who is given enough time, yet not much is done,
do you know that you faith is loose,
Saying 'no time' is only an excuse,
Your 'good deed book' should be filled up more,
With all the good work you stood up for '

Hence, I only recorded those little good deeds,
As I say this, I know your eyes will mist,
I was about to write some more, you see
But i did not have THE TIME to list.

4 komentar:

Nurul Amiza mengatakan...

kita selalu mengaku busy,
tetapi apakah yang kita busy-kan sebenarnya?
beruntunglah bagi mereka yang busy dgn perkara yang bermanfaat..

~pesanan utk diri sendiri~

hana mengatakan...

Terima kasih atas peringatan.

Hanya orang sibuk yang punya waktu, namun perlu sibuk yang bertempat.

harap busy kita adalah pada jalan Allah.

nur_aishah mengatakan...

Salam Ani
bestla poem tu.

demi masa..sesungguhnya manusia di dlm kerugian..

betul..bila kita senang relax melbih..bila sibuk baru nak fikir kenapa tak buat itu ini dulu...
Semoga kita bijak membahagikan masa,mendahulukan apa yang patut..


hana mengatakan...

Wslm aishah.
Best kan? dah lame simpan. baru tergerak hati nak tulis. Peringatan tuk diri saya sebenarnya.

Awak sangat pandai membahagikan mase. Tak macam saya ni, awak segala kerja boleh beres, padahal aktiviti banyak bukan main. perlu menuntut ilmu ni.hehe.