Islamic Poetry - The Unnamed Poem

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					THE UNNAMED POEM

As the pages of history are turned


Their blood-stained pages not yet dry


New pages are always added


Old ones under new ones hide




A hasty reader’s attention


Doesn’t past the current page


What was read is half a blur


Comprehension, difficult to gauge




Just how the birth of a child


Desecrates the memory of the dead


Forgotten are the victims of old


As same enemies rear their heads




Is it then true sincerity?


To remember to heart only Syria?


What happened to Afghanistan?
To Bosnia and to Chechnya?




Aren’t the breasts of mothers,


In Somalia, still running dry?


Don’t the mouths of newborns


In Fallujah, unmoistened lie?




What happened to old Libya?


Are its people doing well?


Palestine is still in its place


Has Yemen’s unrest quelled?




Or is it because today’s concern


Is blasted over tv screens


Woldwide furore supporting it


Showing corpses, spleens and screams




Or is it because poor Afghanis


Have a different shade of skin?


Are Chinese Muslims too far apart
For our hearts to let them in?




There were no lavish fundraisers


No dinners or fiery speeches


When just 14, Abir was raped


Her Iraqi family watching her screetches




Are we naught but sheep then?


Seen as nothing more but tools?


To be maneuvered like common infants


And be found as extraordinary fools




Our allegiance is not defined


By the daily news report


All Muslims are ours


Their lands and all their ports




Till then, this is for the unnamed victim,


To the unnamed orphan, all of them,


With respect, to every unnamed widow,
Is dedicated, this unnamed poem.

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Description: An entertaining and informative collection of Islamic Poetry on a variety of topics to touch the heart and enlighten the mind.