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A Prayer
AI (24.10.1960 / Bangalore)

A Prayer

to religion (Islam)

Fasting by day and praying by night
Humble and patient truthful and right
Kind and forgiving to all in sight
Feeling the need to work with real might

The month of blessing peace and mercy
Blessings of fasting drawing to here see
Building trust and fortitude clear
Feeling for poor and hungry dear

Unheeded wants felt so extreme near
Fasting by day not praying for fear
Refraining food and water that’s near
Causing no hurt or room for a tear

Enhancing the spirit to do what is right
Reward in heaven will seem so much bright
Controlling temper and abusing a sin
Abstain backbiting, lying that's grim

Hurting and quarelling morbid a run
Giving as charity a good deed quite done
Increasing sustenance to work as THE one

The best of days and those of nights
Of every hour minute, second, right
The rise to spirituality so quite quickened
Conscious souls enlightened and reckoned

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Comments (2)

A very nice composition with a great message! I admire the thought conveyed that opens ones eyes to the significance of a disciplined life. Best wishes. I am a newcomer to this site. I just had a glance through your poems and found them interesting. In course of time I will take time to read and comment more on more of them. Meanwhile I would like you to know that I have pasted here a collection of my poems on the well known social worker late Baba Amte. I think you would be interested in knowing more about him and his work. I would like you to kindly go through some of them at your convenience, give your valuable comments and help me spread his universal message.
Your poem highlights very well the virtues and aims represented by Islamic Fasting...good write...and your post script too reads good...wisdom words...10