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nadia abduljabbar

(25/5/1957 / Makkah)

Mother in Law


How can I not love
The WOMAN who held
My beloved in her tummy
Nine months; her Blood
Mingled with his, he was
Nourished from her food,
Breathed from her oxygen.

How can I not love her
She who shared her life
With my beloved before
Anybody else;
Their life was tied:
If one lives,
The other lives and if one
Is in danger the other would
Have been in danger as well.

How can I not love the woman
Who is said to love you most
And more than any of her
Other children.

Before knowing of your existence
In this world and of your name,
I liked her and the sisters a lot,
They never knew about my
Feeling and when I recently
Tried, I failed.

Was not our first encounter
Because of her? Do not ever
Forget this.

As children, I used to play
With the sisters,
Ask about the photo
Beside the pool,
And in my teens,
I used to come from
Makkah to attend their school
Parties, to encourage them;
I enjoyed watching
Their happy efforts
For entertainment.

I heard rumors
And I defended them
Long before knowing you.
When she called me recently
With a loving tone,
I fell before people,
Out of happiness
That the mother of my
Beloved loves me.

I was good with the
Mothers of bad men
Whom I never loved,
How can I be not good
With the mother of the only
True love in my life? ! ! ! !

Jeddah,

8 May 2013

Submitted: Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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  • Irum . (5/22/2013 5:11:00 AM)

    You have weaved this perception in a very different way. Very beautifully written and though it is true but I admit it is one of the difficult most things to do. (Report) Reply

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