Wednesday, September 26, 2007


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Inspirational Poetry Droplets Donated by Friends

Meeting Jawad Al Bahrani was purely a coincidence. While I was proofreading the Swahili of my book Brave Face: The Daring Stand Against Cancer, my journey of my writing were led to him. Despite being so occupied with his work, he made time to assist me. After few days he completed reading the book, at that time he told me not to be afraid as writing is power that can create history, his words had lighted a flame of calmness absorbing my anxiety. However I never expected that the stories of each woman in Brave Faces would have inspired him to contribute in poetic thoughts. His poem The Devil Within has been translated from Swahili to English.


Oh, my fellow human being
Here is my regards from within
I carry my words, my message to you
With only hope you will accept it
To absorb my words with patience
The will of God, you ought to accept it
Its not you are lost but agony had struck
All within you in fate you did not expect
When hardship occurs, it turns your head around
As when fate falls unnoticed
Pours hardship, burden and bitterness
Good memories disappears
Sweet things taste bitter
Let us not forget the will of God
Take no delay when you notice some signs
A boil or a swell inhibited your body
To a doctor rush, show what your saw
Seek medical advice, you better check thoroughly
But never ignore the unusual on your body
There is a devil cancer
Who is around in town
Picking on anyone no matter who they are
This devil penetrates in your body remains
Spreads in your home with evil intentions
Takes residence in your stomach, your breasts or anywhere else
A destroyer within, just on mission to destroy your health
Sucking out happiness and sadness will overcome you
It will fade your happiness and inflates you with fear
Yet it betrays some others till they meet their end
It needs braveness and dosage of courage
And a very strong heart
These are the best weapons to protect you against this devil
Do not believe it's your end, by allowing you hope to fade
Choose what is worth
Those who are brave never accept defeat
Don’t stop to try, trying again and again
Never undermine the guts of your will
Be real brave holding a strong heart
Let no defeat steer your way
Show that your are the best
Never believing the impossible,
Just take the reins on your good intentions

© 2007, Jawad Ibrahim Ahmed Al Bahrani

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Anonymous Brian said...

An amazing and powerful poem. Chilling.

5:06 AM  
Blogger Nicholas said...

Wonderful, absolutely amazing work!

2:41 PM  
Blogger Don Iannone said...

Indeed, very powerful, Nasra. How are you?

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm moved that he was moved by your stories and collected his emotions into a poem.

I'm not sure that I knew you had this blog. I'm happy to have found it!

4:08 AM  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

Hope keeps us going, always!

How are you, Nasra?

5:15 AM  
Blogger cocaine jesus said...

what a wonderful poem. so full of wisdom and truth,

12:26 AM  
Blogger Kai C. said...


8:43 AM  
Blogger krystyna said...

Hi Nasra,
there are not a coincident is in our life as the proverb's saing. You met Jawad for some reason.
Good, wonderful reason.
Thank you for sharing!

5:36 AM  
Blogger krystyna said...

Thank you Nasra for your visit and always supporting thoughts about Kevin.
Kevin's started 2nd step chemo. Everything is going well for now. This step is going through 10th months.

Peace and Love be with you!

5:38 AM  
Blogger eric1313 said...

Powerful peom, something to help us all ward off evil spirits.

Bless your soul, and the evil one cannot harm you!

9:23 PM  
Blogger Janice Thomson said...

Definitely a powerful and moving poem Nasra. I love the message in it.

8:23 AM  

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