• Thank you friends readers and passers-by for your continuous support to my blog. I will not be able to update often now and many articles and short story left hanging in the draft box due to the pressure of time lately but nevertheless I am trying to cope with it and will post few as time goes by.

    Pleasant day and have a good life.

    Love

    Sanaa

    Good things come to those who wait.
    Better things come to those who try.
    Best things come to those who believe.
    Desired things come to those who pray.

    "Islamic Thinking"

    A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
    Lao Tzu

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“IF I KNEW”

Kita semua punya kenangan, sama ada ia kenangan yang sedih atau yang menggembirakan ia tetap terpahat dihati. Adakalanya kenangan itu hilang bersama kesibukan hari-hari dan orang-orang yang kita temui dalam perjalanan yang baru. Akan tetapi disatu saat yang aneh, kenangan datang tanpa diminta dan sedikit sebanyak pasti kita akan memutarkannya.

Begitu juga dengan puisi yang akan saya tulis semula ini. Semasa mengemas kotak simpanan sebuah puisi yang ditulis semasa terjadikan September 11, 2001 saya temui. Saya juga tidak tahu siapa penulisnya dan adakah pernah saya kongsi disini tetapi akan saya tuliskan sekali lagi untuk bacaan semua. Mungkin dengan membaca puisi ini kembali mewujudkan suatu rasa disanubari kita untuk kita laksanakan sebelum terlambat.

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“In memory of all those who perished; the passengers and the pilots on the United Air and AA flights, the workers in the World Trade Centre and Pentagon, and all the innocent bystanders. Our prayers go out to the friends and families of the deceased”.

If I knew
If I knew it would be the last time
That I’d see you fall asleep
I would tuck you in more tightly
And pray the Lord, your soul to keep

If I knew it would be the last time
That I see you walk out the door
I would give you a hug and kiss
And call you back for one more

If I knew it would be the last time
I’d hear your voice lifted up in praise
I would video tape each action and word
So I could play them back day after day

If I knew it would be the last time
I could spare an extra minute
To stop and say “I love you”
Instead of assuming you would KNOW I do

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day
Well I’m sure you’ll have so many more
So I can let just this slip away

For surely there’s always tomorrow
To make up for an oversight
And we always get a second chance
To make everything just right

There will always be another day
To say “I love you” and certainly there’s
Another chance to say our “Anything I can do?”
But just in case I might be wrong
And today is all I get
I’d like to say how much I love you
And I hope we never forget

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone
Young or old alike
And today may be the last chance
You get to hold your loved one tight

So if you’re waiting for tomorrow
Why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes
You’ll surely regret the day

That you didn’t take that extra time
For a smile, a hug, or a kiss
And you were too busy to grant someone
What turned out to be their one last wish
So hold your loved ones close today
And whisper in their ear
Tell them how much you love them
And that you’ll always hold them dear

Take time to say “I’m sorry,”
“Please forgive me,” “Thank you,” or “It’s okay”
And if tomorrow never comes
You’ll have no regrets about today.

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Sejak akhir-akhir ini perkara sebegini sering menjadi igauan saya apabila terfikir bahawa betapa pantasnya masa berlalu dan seolah tidak cukup masa untuk membuat semua perkara.

Seperti puisi diatas, tidak lama lagi ia mungkin akan hilang dalam ingatan generasi muda kerana tempat itu akan dibangunkan semula. Akan tetapi ia tetap menjadi ingatan kepada orang yang melalui detik ngeri itu.

Ada sesuatu terjadi yang mengingatkan saya bahawa hidup ini akan berakhir pada bila-bila masa saja…” adalah petikan dialog dari sebuah filem yang saya tonton dan mereka diberikan peluang kedua.

Amat beruntung sekiranya dialam realiti kita semua dapat merasai peluang kedua dan memperbaiki segala kesilapan. Lalu janganlah disia-siakan peluang kedua andai diberikan kesempatan.

Sanaa 7/9/16

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