My Teacher: Divorce
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.