Bismillah

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Posted September 29, 2020 from Senegal
Bismillah
A collection of poetry gathered together to provide encouragement and a sense of hope during times of difficulty, and to provide reminders and re-affirmations during times of ease. ~ Mindworks Publishing
Scattered Pearls
Scattered Pearls: Poetry for remembering faith, hope, patience and courage. (1/1)

 

who inspires me in my existence? 

often times I rest the thought to seek honest assistance the very ones you trust for support, can’t seem to find their way

and often deport and put up resistance. 

Encouragement and free expression is in fact my everyday reality. 

If I am chosen to be the leader in fact, it’s high time we women create change and implement concrete impact. 

Working in Africa is a challenge and a beauty but at the same time I don’t have time to waste. 

Many people see an American and come to me in haste but when I open my mouth I offer them my honest words to taste.

 

 

Many people come flocking to me with their problems but I let them know with a quickness that their lack of faith in themselves is their problem. 

I come to teach them to take back their country but all I hear is “I don’t have Money!” 

I remember when my teacher, husband and friend Shaykh Imam Assane Cisse and mentor was alive, I complained to him about all this nonsense - the locals complaining and jive. He said to me all that you hear and see will one day be your mission, and all that you choose will be that much more for you to do when facing this unfortunate reality. 

I answered, “Your excellency, I admire your humble leadership and your teaching of spiritual beliefs, but this mission maybe too much for me. 

Our King, sitting there resting like a humbled camel, chewing a date so sweet and lovely, makes me smile and appreciate your invitation to the Motherland of Glory.” 

All the while we women are mothers, wives, educators and nourishers in fact, it’s a blessing from Allah Subhaana wa ta’ala to know when our friends and family confess that they have our backs. 

Whatever challenge that is written for us is the same script mirrored by us. 

Women are and have always been my teachers. 

Everyday residing in Africa I see my mother, my grandmother, my aunty - all as a reflection of me. 

Being that said let’s motivate and inspire the change in humanity we want to be. 

-Queen Sheba D Cisse

 

 

This story was submitted in response to Art for Change.

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Hawwah
Sep 29
Sep 29

Dear Queen Sheba,

Welcome to world Pulse.
Your poetry speaks of a woman in courage and in the pain of the burden of the weight of her mission,
The same weight and burden that has pulled all of us out of our comfort zones and converged us here on world pulse,
With the hope of finding the lost and hidden strengths that have lied dormant in womanity for generations,
For now, is the time for womanity to raise, and lead.
We see, you, w feel you, because we are you, and you are us.
In love and sisterhood,

Hawwah.

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Sep 29
Sep 29

Greetings dear Sis Hawwah, what a dear truth my dear.
Teaching, educating, nurturing is our nature and passion but of course exercising tolerance with patience is yet another challenge. Yet the rewards of smiles, relief and appreciation from others are so darn worth it!
Thank you for your sound observation. Blessings to you and family,
Mama Queen

Nini Mappo
Sep 29
Sep 29

Dear Queen Sheba,
Your story is full of great insights on self motivation to keep going and find solutions to own problems. It is true what you say, that the biggest poverty is the poverty inside, the failing to acknowledge how innovative we can be in resourcing ourselves to do the things we need to do, and always looking for outside help, and consequently disempowering ourselves.

Indeed. let's motivate and encourage ourselves, so that we can go out and motivate and encourage others, and grow this cycle of leaning and sharing and motivating each other to keep changing the world.

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Sep 30
Sep 30

Dear Nini, thank you for commenting.
All we have is already within us without measure.
Thanks also for the encouraging words. May you be blessed, stay safe.
Peace, love, light.

Mama Queen

jomarieb.earth
Sep 30
Sep 30

Dear Queen Sheba (Mama Queen),
Your words are the first words that I read after signing onto World Pulse for the first time. They are powerful words and very endearing. I'm grateful that you caught my eye first. It was a wonderful, welcoming experience. I feel I signed onto the right platform now.
Thank you!
Josette

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Sep 30
Sep 30

Greetings Sister Josette,
I am delighted to hear your voice and read your comment. Congratulations and welcome to the World Pulse in Sister-Woman hood platform, It is a grand place where women like you and I hope to support each other. I so believe you are at the right place and i hope you have a grand experience and sharing your voice here.
Thank you in sincere appreciation.

Mama Queen

wcpsc
Oct 02
Oct 02

How are you?

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Oct 02
Oct 02

Greetings! I am well and yourself? Thank you for asking.
peace and safety to you and your family.

Mama Queen

Tamarack Verrall
Oct 04
Oct 04

Dear Queen Sheba,
How good to read your words, such a call to action, a call for women to rise and trust that it is us, our suppressed ideas, our ridiculed voices that need to rise together with the knowledge and trust that it is our ideas and priorities that have been missing, suppressed because we believe in a world of fairness, equality and love. Your poetry touches me deeply and I am so grateful to be able to work alongside you here.
In sisterhood,
Tam

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Oct 05
Oct 05

My Dear Sister Tamarack, thank you for your encouraging wonderful voice and support.
You are a real inspiration to many here and I appreciate your feedback dearly.
Appreciation is very mutual coming from you.
Peace love and hugs to you my caring Sister,
sincerely,
Mama Queen

MUKABA ZAWADI
Oct 09
Oct 09

Merci pour le partage de votre histoire c'est vraiment intéressant ça inspire

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Oct 09
Oct 09

Greetings (bonjour)Mukaba , ca va? merci beaucoup, adore.
Mama Queen

Hello, Queen Sheba,

How are you doing? Thank you for the work you do in Africa. The depth of your writing comes from the experience of your daily interactions with the people there. You've seen, heard, and witnessed so much. This is what stands out to me in your post, "Whatever challenge that is written for us is the same script mirrored by us. "

It reminds me of the quote, "Your future is not ahead of you, it's trapped inside you". If only people who are in poverty recognize that what is inside them is the answer to their problems, then they would explore the hidden talents and skills they have which will eventually help them find opportunities to improve their lives. Money is an answer, but it's not the only answer.

Is that your book on the photo, Queen Sheba? Have you published one already?

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Oct 26
Oct 26

Good morning and day Sister Karen, and Happy Monday!
thanks for your supportive words. We at charity org Queen Sheba thank you.
You are absolutely right. Money sure helps but many have learned it's NOT the ALL or End for that matter. Much is trapped inside of us , we just need to "vomit it out" sort of speak to save/heal ourselves and help the world. Many may benefit from what we have to share.
My work (writing) is featured in the book by Mindworks Publising. It is the publishing House that published my first book and writing a compilation of another, GOD willing. I sent more info to you. (message inbx).
love and hugs!
Mama Queen