Take A Step Back…

Take A Step Back…

Before angry words pour from your lips,
To hurt,
To wound,
To tear to bits,
Step back and take a deep breath,

It’s your dignity that cracks,

Before irritation burns a like laser beam,
To cut,
To blast,
To pulverise,
Step back and take a deep breath,

It’s your self respect that takes a back seat,

Before loud shouts and screams echo,
To rock,
To stop,
To shock,
Step back and take a deep breath,

It’s your civility that takes a knock,

Before fists and kicks ring out,
To hit,
To Beat,
To Subdue,
It’s your honour that comes under fire,

When harsh words and irritation,
Shouts and screams,
Fists and kicks,
Want to take over your being,
Step back and take a deep breath,

It takes only a few seconds,
To pray to Allah for Self Restraint,
To prevent,
A lifetime’s worth of shame and regret.

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One comment on “Take A Step Back…

  1. Asma Khan says:

    Nice sharing. Verbal abuse can be just as devastating to the victim as physical abuse. :)

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