Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I Remember

This poem is dedicated to my younger brother Fayez (Effi). He passed away at age 24.

I remember a time in youth
Brothers, best friends, together always.
Cricket, and football, - oh those were the days.

I remember, together as teens
The fighting and arguing and all in between
The laughing and joking till tears filled our eyes.

I remember those times each day I wake
Not understanding God's choice in who to take
A brother, a father a good man to all.

I remember our last time together
Sitting and talking well into the night
Together, your sickness we vowed to fight.

I remember you asking, ' Fazi are you sure'
Looking at you, our eyes filled with tears
' Effi you're my brother, - my blood is yours '.

I remember you brother always so strong
I pray every day, I hope you forgive me
I thought I could help you, I guess I was wrong.

Pain And Sorrow

This life is filled with pain and sorrow,
I always wonder if I'll make it through tomorrow.
I don't know what I'm going to do,
I'm always missing you.

I think about the joy, laughter, and tears,
and try not to have any fears.
I close my eyes and take a deep breath,
But once again I start thinking about your death.

You told me you would only be gone a little while,
And told me to always keep on a smile.
But its been longer than a while,
How do you expect me to smile?

I know you will always be in my heart,
But it is slowly breaking apart.
I always loved having you near,
and now I wish you were here.

In loving memory of my brother Fayez (Effi)'. 23-04-1984 to 04-07-2010
When you died, a part of my soul died with you.


Asma said...

So sorry to hear...Allah rest his soul in peace Ameen

Fareeha said...

So sorry to read about ur loss. May Allah rest his soul in peace. Ameen

Zoon Imran said...

INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAAHAY RAJUN...May the soul of your beloved brother Fayez through the mercy of ALLAH rest in peace & bless him jannat...ameen !!!

In times like these words seem so inadequate dear Fawwaz-though there's little that I can say or do,may the unspoken words of caring and the silent prayers that come from within the heart give you strength and peace.Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you & I would simply like to send along my heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this time !!!

Susan said...

My fawwaz, so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Your brother is in a better place and you will see him again!