In the cold, still morning air,
a silent call awakens me
when the world is asleep
and I am alone with You.
In a few hours, I will be plagued
by the routine and monotony
Of daily life –
Emails, domestic chores, family duties.
But for this moment,
when my forehead touches the prayer mat,
before the birds sound their songs across the sky
the world and her chaos is silent
and I remember the lesson
my mother once taught me –
the morning is Sacred.
Mishka Hajee is a chartered accountant and creative writer who has taken inspiration from other like-minded professionals in her home country, South Africa.
After undertaking the seven-year journey of qualifying as a chartered accountant in South Africa, Mishka decided to spend some time abroad while she figures out how to marry her professional qualification with her creativity. She currently resides in the Republic of Ireland. Songs of Eela is her first published collection of poetry.