TODAY WHEN SAW HER 

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I felt as if,
I am watching an angel
descended right from the heart of heaven
no matter if my heartbeat has fastened, but once again I felt so enlivened!

My whole body seemed squeezing
out of adoration,
when she came out face to face,
I couldn’t stop my agitation;
I felt as if,
 I am standing before a seraph –
as I witnessed her beauteous apparition.

She was trimmed in a black cloth
from top to bottom,
her enchanting eyes in kohl were shining like the pool of black diamonds
so reviving.

When I gazed at her
from a little far distance,
she looked
like the sublime beauty of a temple!
I felt as if,
i am standing before
the holy house of Kaaba.

She was peeping in wander
and I happened to fall in swoon –
when she lifted her black veil
from her visage,
It was so beautiful such as of moon;
My heart flied unto her bracing expression,
and I felt as if,
an aromatic Jasmine sprouted to bloom!

I could see nothing else around
accept her visage so divine,
the feeling of longing unto her was burning within so hard,
that I felt as if,
my heart is falling apart –
since then,
sleep from my sunken eyes
has taken a long flight!
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By: Abdul Samad Haidari

About samad1986

Abdul Samad Haidari is a poet, writer, teacher and a former freelance journalist, currently residing in Indonesia as a stateless refugee. He is the author of The Red Ribbon He fled his home country at the age of seven and grew up wandering in Pakistan and Iran as a child refugee, and was separated from his family for the majority of his childhood. For two years, at the age of eight and nine, he was forced into child labour in the construction industry in Iran. In contrast, Pakistan offered refugees like him the opportunity to study and work. This education and work experience culminated in Abdul teaching computer studies and English language courses at the Intel Computer Center and Pak Oxford Professionals. After the collapse of the Taliban government, Abdul returned to Afghanistan thinking that the security situation had improved, and that he could take part in the reconstruction of his war-torn country. With this in mind, Abdul served as a freelance journalist and humanitarian aid-worker in areas of the country that remained dangerous to civilians because of the influence of terrorist groups. Abdul served with the Norwegian refugee council (NRC), ActionAid Afghanistan, Daily Outlook Afghanistan group of newspapers, and The Daily Afghanistan Express. As a freelance journalist, Abdul wrote articles and editorials about on-the-ground realities, which were then circulated widely. These had a particular focus on women and children’s rights, corruption, transparency and accountability in government, warlords and terrorist groups’ actions and the systematic persecution of minority groups in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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