Where Has Our Innocence Gone?
by Ali Elhakeem
We are born into this world not knowing the capacity of its evil. Trusting blindly in its habitants,The people, the people who teach us right the people who teach us wrong the people who teach us our very essence slowly moulding our personalities onto our surroundings thus initiating the laceration of our innocence. The truth is…innocence is infected…Remember how even the most loyal were persuaded by power leading to their betrayal cause i speak the truth when i say even the devil was an angel. And so we grow from down right innocent to really unpredictable. Proof is a happy baby is born a heart as pure as gold his mother always conscious to cover his ear when a bad word is sworn…but soon comes the day those words he was protected against he uses towards his mom. I ask where has our innocence gone??. An innocent civilian is killed and soldiers line up to take selfies in the name of patriotism an act seen by a normal person as just wrong. I ask where has our innocence gone??. A love once described as immortal by the great Shakespeare ends in suicide because two people can’t get married…now sex a basic requirement before love before marriage and the baby is usually a mistake with no golden carriage growing on the welfare and trying to live only on that breath of air…told to fill his lung…I ask where has our innocence gone??. A Godly creation forms a tree so innocent…where birds can live in peace with no fear come mankind cuts it down puts knives at the end of them and vwallah SPEARS.The result death,dry mouths and cups of tears…that the thirsty use to quench their thirst and wet their sclerotic tongue..i ask where has our innocence gone??… About Hiroshima…A nobel prize awarded for winning a war, atomic power they said forgetting about the millions dead, I wonder if einstein feels a hint of guilt in that great head..he claims he didn’t know about the bomb..I ask where has humanity’s innocence gone?? That was the story of hiroshima people dying because of differences mainly hate and the great Mandella once said “No one is born hating another” and completing this sentence i must say we are all brothers all the sons of Adam and Eve yet politics and colour have turned blood into water. Cause our influenced thoughts and ideas are like paper aeroplanes weak and easily swayed a quality our society is suffering from and the destruction of it…is a debt yet to be payed Where has our innocence gone i ask…i’ll tell you our innocence is long gone….. We give ourselves excuses to taint it and paint our damnation with our own hands swim in the lake of our own mistakes…no1s perfect we say we all make mistakes..but most of the wrong we’re doing we know is wrong morals just forgotten and our sins pile higher….although we know what’s right our brains are just tempted to the temptations that surround the hell fire…we sing in sync like a choir but what’s our song? What’s the cure for an infected soul and an infected innocence…. The cure is to change…..change before its too late and the day that will come when the sun is as close as a flaming cigarette bud is to an ant….and your sweat fills the tank that u swim in….flesh burnt and remade to render the torture u will be put in..and the time for repent has ended and u stand in the middle of the crossroads forever…nowhere to go no direction and thats why they say our death is our only problem some people say what im saying is nonsense but those are the deluded… their souls diluted in their sins maybe its a pathology which is defined as the study of disease but in this case its a path-ology defined as not knowing the correct path and truly it is Allah sub7ana wa ta3alas… But don’t despair there is still time to clear the air from the pollution that has taken our innocence by surprise…it isn’t fair…yes live life and enjoy its fun but know your limitations define whats right and wrong…and if in doubt u can always turn to lifes reference the quran cause this is the only place where innocence is immortal and will test the length of time…the only place where there is no crime a place of serenity and peace…a place where hungry hearts can feast…another level a place to high for a persuasive devil…. And so to preserve our innocence and prevent further damage i say we all turn to the one true treatment one which is unstoppable….a full proof plan…and that my friends is a beautiful thing i call Islam.