The newly released poem revisits Aisha Tariqa’s struggles with depression marked by suicidal ideation that was triggered by her 16-year-old brother’s murder. A self-published author of two poetry books “Four Years in Chrysalis” and “Acres of Shadow,” Aisha Tariqa Abdul Haqq strives to ease the pain of others while shedding light on the power mental anguish has to transcend all human experience.
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Aisha Tariqa Abdul Haqq says the night her brother was murdered, she’d awoken at 4 am with a visceral feeling something was desperately wrong. Her recently published poem explores the spiraling depression this event set in motion, and how quickly the human mind can reach its breaking point trying to make sense of senseless inhumanity.
Aisha Tariqa says losing her brother left her with chronic burning grief and a mind that could no longer cope. Her poem illustrates the power her trauma had in flipping a switch on her already precarious mental health.
Aisha Tariqa’s poem reads:
“If I break in half it will be due to all the things there are to say
Infinity, do slice me through my sternum
Do ease the process
In half, here
At least I am full in aggravation
I would like to split between my seams
I would like to get a view of my eternity
I would like to cast myself off as the scum of the Earth
If only to save it
I would like to hang myself on noose or cross or hook
If only to bleed into an awakening of conscience
I would like to rip my skin from my vessel
If only to feel the same pain without as I do within
As I have here within me
Catapulting themselves off the interiors of my skin
This agony is the time for action”
Audiences are encouraged to follow Aisha Tariqa on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @AishaTariqa. Her two books, “Four Years in Chrysalis” and “Acres of Shadow” are available in hardback, paperback, and Kindle on Amazon.
Mental Health Awareness Month has passed yet thousands of Americans suffer daily from the implacable grip their depression holds.
With the release of her poem, Aisha Tariqa Abdul Haqq hopes those suffering with depression brought on by trauma will feel less alone and will find the strength to persevere by putting their faith in their purpose. As she puts it “one day there will be breath, and it will be refreshing.”
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