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THE MOMENT by Shahla Ghobadi


 Any time I look at a child, I see infinite hope and future shining in her or his eyes…

‘The Moment’ tells the story of how my family and I felt when we got a phone call from my sister, telling us ‘it is a baby girl’.

I think children are very special, and regardless of whether they are our child or someone else’s child, they are somehow part of us. We should love them so that they can love the world when they grow.  
Art by Tamara Adams

The Moment

The moment we learnt,
you are a feminine soul,
inside your mother’s womb,
a smiling rose garden,
blossomed on our faces
Wearing gratitude,
joy flew into our hearts.
We looked inside,
and saw the transparent ray of hope.
Lighting up our eyes,
a gift from the beyond,
you became the fresh sense of delight.


Little by little, you grew,
from an embryo whose floating hands I remember,
to an infant, to a baby, to a child,
and you will grow more,
turning into a pilgrim after truth,
becoming a very special woman
who is mindful of her search for infinite grace.
Moonbeams will light up your road.
Floating on the vastness of peace,
we will be in this together.
One day, you will teach me,
how to swim fearlessly, joyously,
beyond my horizons.
For now let ourselves,
witness the beauty,
which is tangled with our life.
~
Art by Tamara Adams



Shahla Ghobadi is an IT consultant, a Researcher in information systems, and a Writer. Born in Iran, to an artistic family, she was strongly influenced by Arabic calligraphy and Persian poetry, in particular Hafiz and Rumi.  She started writing Persian poetry from a young age. Beside her professional career, which she loves, she is passionate about practicing bhakti-yoga, following flexible raw food life style, and creating art clips. She lives in Sydney where she enjoys the magnificent beauties of its nature.   



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