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Always A Guest And Never The Bride

A poem by Aminata Salla

Summer is here

 

It’s that time of year,

 

Invitation being received,

 

It is yet another wedding affair,

 

Leaving me in despair

 

For what would I wear?

 

Who would be there?

 

My closet seems like a nightmare

 

Outfit ideas? Hijab ideas? For this will be a gala affair

 

Perhaps a vanity fair?

 

I guess I’ll have to look elsewhere

 

Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram or just anywhere.

 

Regardless, excitement fills the air

 

I plan my entrance and have made this a career.

 

Always find a way to prepare,

 

To be a guest and never the bride.

 

Running away from Aunties whose questions I fear.

 

Are you driving them away? No Aunty, my own is near.

 

But this is getting severe.

 

What happened to him? I reply with Qadar’ullah.

 

You should marry the next one that comes my dear.

 

Yes Aunty Insha Allah

 

For I know that ultimate decision rests with Allah.

 

 

 

 

Aminata Salla is a Gambian-born Muslim and a legal advisor living in the UK. She discovered the beauty of Islam in her adult years and hopes to share her experience to inspire other Muslims. She blogs at www.minasmemoir.com.

 

 

 

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