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,


Papatia Feauxzar

Papatia Feauxzar is a practicing Accountant. She focused on personal finance in graduate school. She has a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA). Around the year, Feauxzar expatiate on personal finance and romance tips here and on her blogs. She is also the Online Editor of Hayati Magazine and the author of the first Ivorian Cookbook in English. Also a poet, you can read three of her pieces in "WOKE & LOUD: A Faith-Based Medley of Muslim Poetry & Spoken Word" published by Inked Resistance. Visit her at or .

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