Struggle behind her smile

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You could see her smile
What you could not see
She was struggling in silence
She might look strong in your eyes
But deep down
She was at her lowest point
Her expectation was high
And it seemed too far for her to reach
She was exhausted
Yet she kept moving
Because giving up is never an option

Photo : afternoon sky; fetching them from school

Will there be regrets?

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I asked myself
Have I done enough
In the time given to me
For those I love
Have I loved enough
For those I hurt
Have I beenĀ  forgiven
For all the dreams I wished to achieve
Have I worked hard enough to make themĀ  reality
Will there be regrets in my life?
I really don’t have the answer

Pic : arabic calligraphy ‘Allahuakhbar’, gouache on paper