Friday, October 14, 2005

One Week Later....

For the shattered spirits....
the poor ....

the cold....

the dearly departed...
and those hanging on....

for those who weep
and those who can't fathom

I promise not to forget.
The ones in the midst are facing a test,
but we are facing a test too...
Watching their suffering and their pain
what will we do?
Look away? Watch? Do?
As the famous cliche states:
"To whom much is given, much is expected"
One week later as you drift from the media's minds eye....
as though it's all wrapping up...
not just beginning....
We will not forget.

19 comments:

Dem Soldier said...

My Allah help them in this holy month of Ramadhan...Let's keep them in our prayers......

Anonymous said...

we won't forget...

Marel Lecone said...

Thank you. This post is so meaningful and true.

mystic-soul said...

Samjh hi nahi aata, kahan se shuru karain.

Kubhi lugta hai dil hi pathar ho gaya hai aur aansoo khusk ho gaye hain...aur phir dil kehta hai... ur ke wahan paunch jain ke shayed koi aik zindagi bacha lain, zara kisi ke kaam aa jain.

ye kesi kafiyat hai,
ye kesi bebasi hai

(ooper se Aisha hai ke..rulaye jaati hai)

Mia said...

Beautiful post, we must never forget.

Talha Masood said...

the girl in the last pic is so cute

i saw this pic on the front page of the news the other day

titled

a whole generation lost

May Allah shower His mercy on all of us

momyblogR said...

BEAUTIFUL! We won't forget, EVER. It all seems SO big and unreachable, what could we do. We remember, we pray, we hopfully show compassion and share what we have. It's not enough, there is so much more to do. So many in need, that have had great loss. I feel very close to the whole thing and worlds away at the same time.

Talha Masood said...

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Khizzy said...

the first pic is the most disturbing...the expression on the woman's face!
:(
wont forget...cant forget!

Tee said...

So true about the media... So heartbreaking...

Obese Girl said...

Hey Aisha - hope you're having a good weekend.

The pictures are perhaps a much needed reminders of "akhirat". Thank you for sharing.

By the way, have you received my email?

Aisha said...

Hey everyone, thanks for your comments, Mystic Soul, I didn't understand the last sentence of your comment, can I please have the translation? :)

OG, no I didnt get an email from you! Try this one, Aishacs@yahoo.com

Jane said...

Haunting and heartbreaking...those of us who still have homes and food and loved ones should remember to feel especially blessed.

Shabina said...

I was just talking to my bro about this last night. Sadly, most of us WILL forget - maybe all these people will still be in our prayers, but the horror of their situation will become distanced from us (more so than it already is). How to keep the empathy going?

Baji said...

Beautiful sentiment. Please help us to never lose sight.

Tara said...

Beautiful post. We can never forget such a tragedy. :(

Raheel said...

I hope we don't forget. I hope the spirit remains.

Christina said...

Aisha,

Salam...I love reading your blogs because you do such a good job bringing in the real world news with your spin on things. It's very grounding and eye opening.

Baraka said...

SubhanAllah, beautiful.

'We make a living from what we get & a life from what we give...'

Love,
B

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