Catch Me by Na’ima B. Robert

Catch Me is a collection of poetry I started reading a while back but I had to stop because my emotions weren’t on point. With poetry I have to be in the reflective zone otherwise, the words don’t permeate and resonate in my soul. So, I finally had a chance to tackle the 39% left to read in my Kindle version. And the verdict is in.

About 48 pages long, Catch Me is a soul searching poetry collection. The title of this compilation actually comes from one of the poems in the collection also titled Catch Me to portray Allah catching us when things aren’t pretty. Click here for the YouTube video. Below is a little touching passage:

“Forgive me, Lord…

And catch me…

When the tears finally fall…

Catch me, Lord

Catch me.”

Several pieces spoke to me especially Catch Me, Stranger, and Be Kind to Yourself.

I was in the emotion zone and these poems helped me reflect.

The subjects raised in Catch Me range from hardship to love to understanding to many issues we face daily as Muslims, as mothers, as friends, as anybody misunderstood or being challenged. The tests are many but staying in His remembrance is what get us through.

In conclusion, I really enjoyed this read.

My rating: 4.5/5

Jazak’Allah khair for reading,

Papatya*

Papatia Feauxzar

Papatia Feauxzar is the Love & Relationship Editor of Hayati Magazine. Feauxzar is also a Muslim Publisher and an American author of West African descent living in Dallas, Texas with her son and husband. She holds a master’s degree in Accounting with a concentration in Personal Finance. After working as an accountant for a corporate firm for almost five years, Feauxzar decided to pursue Accounting from home while homeschooling her son. You can visit her website at www.djarabikitabs.com.

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