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I chose this poem as my first to post here on Poetry Soup for a number of reasons. First and foremost to give profound thanks to Allah/God for His bountiful blessings He has blessed me with, including my Gift as a poet and an artist, including blessing me with some awesome people in my life with Qazi Qamaruddin being one I am so blessed to have in my life.
In the first verse, I was stuck as to how I wanted to word the verse. I wanted to acknowledge Allah/God both as naturally being in my heart/life AND that He is most welcomed as well. I was stuck on the word "Guest" but this word wasn't appropriate to use in reference to Allah/God, too commonplace and ordinary. This is how the first verse was originally written:
God Lives Inside My Heart as a Guest and as a part
Of my truest place, of my beating heart.
He lives in my heart as a Guest I Exalt,
But also as a part of me, naturally by default.
I shared the poem with Qazi with this verse and he helped me find the much better, much more honourable and appropriate words for reference to Allah/God, the Most Merciful, Most Gracious. ..And so, I credit Qazi with profound thanks and regard. ♥
Also, my works, both poetry and art are always signed with "Artsieladie/Sharon Donnelly" because I am widely known across the Internet as "Artsieladie", a name my daughter created for me since 2005 when I first began using a computer and began my online presence.
Thank you very much, Poetry Soup, for all of your assistance with helping me to set up my Artsieladie account here and I am delighted to be onboard. ♥
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