Updated: Aug 25, 2021
It made me experience brokenness
And nothingness before Allah.
Just in the right place to be fixed
By the All-Loving, Al Jabbar.
It brought forth tears
From my heart so cold.
But it's a regular thing now
Washing and purifying my soul.
It created empathy within me
A kind of softness in the heart.
But understanding people's pain
Is only just the start.
It opened my eyes
To the struggle of single mothers.
Always giving of themselves
Simply for the sake of others.
It gave me time for self care
Nurturing body, soul and mind.
Putting me in a better position
To always (try to) be kind.
It instilled in me a love for solitude
Relishing in my own company.
Not disturbed by other beings.
Just I, myself and me.
It forced me to face my fear of driving.
After countless failures I passed.
Somewhat of a miracle I might say
But it did happen at last!
It allowed me to travel with family
Parents and siblings too.
Also once in a lifetime journeys.
The ones we must do.
Divorce pushed me to places
I never ever thought I'd be.
But it taught me something important
That nothing in life is for eternity.