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My books are my retreat

I run to them to find solace

In forgetting my worries and problems

Refreshing my soul to find space

Without books I would have felt lost

Finding the world a terrible place


My retreat exists within myself

Taking refuge when the need arise

Calming myself to energize

And my mind to revitalize

(Sheen-December 2016)



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My Favorite Book

Daily Prompt: Off the Shelf
Take a look at your bookcase. If you had enough free time, which book would be the first one you’d like to reread? Why?

There is one book which I have read many times over, but I still haven’t my fill of it. I started reading it as a child. As a teenager (without anyone telling me) I started reading its translation along with the original words of Arabic.

I have reread it every year of my life many times, always with translation. I feel I am a better person because of it. I have always sought guidance from it.

Every time I read it, I discover a new depth, and meaning to it. I have always found solace, peace, and comfort from it. If I am worried, and open its’ pages, the verse I see confirms to my need at the moment. It’s truly a book of miracles, and a guidance for all humanity.

My favorite book is Quran.


Till You Are Whole Again

Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues
We all feel down from time to time. How do you combat the blues? What’s one tip you can share with others that always helps to lift your spirits?


Distance yourself to what happened
Go to sleep to rest your mind
Reading a book will blot out your thoughts
Play a game, till you are realigned

Write in a diary for a little while
Speak to someone to ease your pain
Pray to God for calmness and solace
For you to be whole again

Till You Are Whole Again