Hardened Hearts

Hardened Hearts
Our hearts have hardened.
How do we know,
Our hearts have hardened?
When the news moves us no more,
But the movies do.
That’s when we know,
Our hearts have hardened.
When the Qur’an barely passes through our lips,
Yet our lips are moist with the latest songs.
That’s when we know,
Our hearts have hardened.
When our children cry and yearn for our love,
But we express affection on children other than ours.
That’s when we know,
Our hearts have hardened.
When we know not when death approaches us,
Yet we live as we are immortal.
That’s when we know,
Our hearts have hardened.
May the One who changes hearts,
May the One who knows our hearts,
May the One who holds our hearts between His fingers,
Soften our hearts,
And change it for the better.
(Aameen)
~ Umm Afraz ~