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Slice Of The Crescent – Ramadan Poem

Author: Ismail Junaid Oluwadamilare

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  1. Slice of the crescent
  2. She’s coming full of life
  3. Dialogue : The belly and the crescent
  4. Time to fast
  5. The body shall fast
  6. Which of the night will you go for?
  7. The night of Majesty
  8. Forged utterance
  9. Eat the blessed the meal
  10. Oh mothers!
  11. A bonus and a loss
  12. There is a month
  13. Cinquain on Ramadan
  14. New moon sighted
  15. Remember the less
  16. She’s gone
  17. AR-Rayan
  18. Oh Lord!

SLICE OF THE CRESCENT

Look up there,
Over there,
A slice object floating all alone
Dancing to the meek wind of the night.
See for yourself,
o’er there,
A luminous plate like object
Across the sky
Telling she’s coming.
A rare gem,
A rare stranger,
Flying visit in a blue moon,
To the world, the doors of those
Whose arms are sprawled to embrace her.

SHE’S COMING FULL OF LIFE

She’s coming full of life so divine,
Evil heart she refines.
Empty hearts from depression,
Full in her benediction.
In her was the Holy book birthed in,
An everlasting book with no twin.
Sheltered a sacred night of power,
Night of Majesty, for full hour.
O ye! Search for the night,
Feel it breeze thee left and right,
She’d upon thee it light ,
A unique one so bright.
Pray in her, change thy thunder,
For no man shall put asunder.
We hope to make her stay,
But softly, she will sneak away .

DIALOGUE: THE BELLY AND THE CRESCENT
THEME: RAMADAN MY BELOVED

Worms in the belly
Knit their brow
At the moon lit aglow.
Oh crescent!
Why hath thou come to molest me,
Compose me lean,
Give clues to my ribs,
Make me bag of bones,
Like one with AID?
Oh belly nay!
I come to ease thy affairs,
Assay thy credence and patience,
Make thou taste the hungry ages of the less,
Break the clog between thee and God,
Strangle thy sins of the past,
Chain hells, set free goods,
Empty thy heart from depression,
Make thy heart free,
Give thee a lucky last chance,
If thou were to pay your debt to nature,
Pay it in my womb.

TIME TO FAST

Alarm clock strikes,
Shut their sleep,
Wake up wake up
It’s time for suhoor.
Some set to perform the wudu,
Make some bows and falls
To the Almighty.
Devour a little dish,
Sip glasses of water,
Before fajr spy into earth.
Oh dawn !
What language hath thou use
To beckon the chanticleer?
Oh dawn !
What language hath thou use
To summon legs on the street?
The day progress,
Men at work,
Restaurant closed,
Spirit shops locked,
Brothels holed up.
Eventide, men set back to abodes,
Ere sun set,
To make the iftar.
Some with water,
Some with dates,
some with dates.

THE BODY SHALL FAST

Oh moon faced!
We acknowledge thy arrival
The path to forgiveness,
The path of praise,
The path of mercy.
Lips of the believers
For Allah’s words,
Hands of the believers
For supplicating,
Counting praises to the glory of the lord ,
Mouth of the believers
Sing praises,
Feet of the believers
Know too many mosques.
The lips of father is zipped
To calling mother on bed.
The eyes of lads are shut
To gazing at the lasses.
The legs are shackled
Painting the doors of sin realm.
The mouths are zipped
To hurling words of reprimands.
Tongues are clipped
Not to transgress.
The whole body is cast
Under the spell of divinity
To worshiping the Almighty.

WHICH OF THE NIGHT WILL YOU GO FOR?

Oh beloved! This night
Spend hours with me,
Wetting our whistles
Making beast with our backs
For I shall butter well thy bread.
Oh servant! This night
Spend with me few hours,
I shall chain thy trespasses,
Drench thee with strokes of blessings,
Answer thy murmur and plaintiff
Thee lob into the air to scold my throne ,
I shall the few hours
As If thee make bows and falls
For 84 years 4 months.

NIGHT OF MAJESTY

The night of peace,
The night of power,
The night of honor,
The night of showering favor,
The night of majesty,
The night of spirituality.
The night the pen shall rest
Between God’s thumb,
Speaking on pages, never dumb,
About the emulous desire of man,
A change in thunder.
The night the angels will descend
With the Ru’h like rain
Following the dawn dew drops,
Spreading the corn of blessings to our hens.
The night the everlasting law
Was enacted into earth
To steer mankind.

A BONUS AND A LOSS

I heard of bonuses,
Which will fill the basket of reward in Ramadan.
I heard of countless strokes,
Which will scold our barren land
To sprout out nice crops.
Making the lips recite the words of God,
Pasting the ears to the recitation of his words,
Making the eyes read between lines of his words,
Making do with many bows and falls,
Doling out to the less.
I heard of a crow,
Which stealthily
Dismantle the effort of our crops.
An invisible pin,
Which will pierce the drum of our benefits.
Talking ills behind one’s back,
Pouring out hot and cold,
Singing that which is unlawful.

EAT THE BLESSED MEAL

Oh Muslims!
That which know apart our fasting with theirs
Is the blessed meal.
Whoever wants to diet,
Make him eat
The blessed meal.
Devour the blessed meal
For blessings lies within.
It gives zip
To perform the fajr prayer,
Various acts of ibaadah.
Oh Muslims!
Take the blessed meal
At the last part of the night,
Ere the appearance of the twilight
It envelopes rewards
When the sun sets truly,
Break thy fast
Hurriedly with dates
After supplication.

FORGED UTTERS

Oh thee!
If thou spurn not forged utterance,
Illicit acts,
Thy hunger strike leaves nothing much to be desired in the Lord’s sight.

OH MOTHERS

Oh mothers!
When they cross the roads of their tens,
Make them fast, if they rebuff,
Haul over their coals.
Indeed it should be part of the path
They should tread.

THERE IS A MONTH

There is a month called Ramadan,
Which engages every man and woman,
The month of forgiveness and honor,
Month of showering favor,
Cleanse trespasses from believer’s hand.

CINQUAIN ON RAMADAN (part of speech)

Ramadan…. Noun
Famished….. Adjective
Fasting, abstaining, refraining… ING words
Hunger strike… Phrase
Ramadan……..noun

NEW MOON SIGHTED

She threw in the air
A waving farewell softly
Till another age
Our tears couldn’t make her stay.
A moon is gone,
Another is sighted,
A Ramzu of festival.
Queued hands in the air,
Singing to his praise
Like cuckoo.
Worms rejoicing,
To the beats of the belly
Assorted dishes.
Glorifying hymns,
Laughter raids the air,
New garbs flashing.

REMEMBER THE LESS

Oh believers!
When thy belly beholds a festival
Of miscellaneous dishes
Remember the less.
Slice that thee possess,
Make smile travel their lips,
Make them relish the day
And after.

SHE’S GONE

If the lord where to make her perpetual over us, certainly there will be no vices
The forbidden fruit our fore parent ate might not show any effect
She’s gone,
Virtues faded, followed,
Vices sighted as the new moon,
Hell entrances slowly open,
Eden garden gradually close,
Vices Forms Ocean,
Bound to drench whoever set out in it.

AR RAYYAN

The price seems reasonable,
Hearing of an entrance
Where fragrance of musk rules,
Sounds of joyful drums,
Echoes of excitement,
From a never never land,
For those who embrace hunger strike
During their breathing ages.
The day echoes shall softly grow in the wind,
WHERE ARE THOSE WHO FASTED?
All shall stand,
Looking at the gift of themselves
With a glee on their faces.
They shall headlong plunge into the home
And we shall close the gate.

*SECTION 2 (HAIKUS ON RAMADAN)*

DAY 1
Ramadan is here,
Shout it out and chain all fears,
Bliss comes henceforth here.
(Welcome Ramadan)

DAY 2
Al Haqqu Haqqu
An isle passage goes on by
Time remains time. (Truth)

DAY 3
As-shaytan be chained,
Marvelous deed multiply
Procrastinate none.

DAY 4
The soul need to fast,
Piety incurred in Muslims,
Try build up thy act (piety; important of Ramadan)

DAY 5
Sadaqah; alms giving,
Escape evil gives long life
The Prophet saying.

DAY 6
Jihad, make a hive,
Trending miscellaneously,
Be an inner strive.

DAY 7
Contentment is it,
The peak of all beliefs
Only on God lies. (Contentment)

DAY 8
So many are things
Intentions differ but his
Will the most higher. (All reliance on Allah)

DAY 9
Be it underground,
You one, be two, three or four
Allah always warns. (Taqwa)

DAY 10
Your watchword on him,
Because HE Ar-Rahman cares
Goodness to the world. (Allah is AR-RAHMAN)

DAY 11
Your watchword on him,
Because HE Ar-Rahman cares
The way he likes does. (Tawakul)

DAY 12
With his might his will,
Will come pass imbibe prayers,
And be consistent. (Power of prayer)

DAY 13
Elevations!
The gain for the giving hand
The Prophet saying. (Important of giving)

DAY 14
What it takes to be
Be explicit enough to
Bear lit what to do.
(Understanding)

DAY 15
That atmosphere full
Of astonishing surprises
Yet left a half month.
(Reminiscing Ramadan)

DAY 16
A hungry stomach
Usually a shattered mind
How hath your thought go?
(what do you think about Ramadan)

DAY 17
Like a checkered
Cloths doss off in a manner
How drunkard you are?
(Faithfulness)

DAY 18
Stand alone and win
Fast, escalate discovery
Be the being yourself.
(Focus)

DAY 19
The belief you choose
To believe worth praise never
Underestimate.
(Imaan)

DAY 20
Call upon the Lord
Sure HE; Lord of forgiving
He will forgive you.
(Tawbah)

DAY 21
Your doubt for it’s a
Restriction to succumb
Believe; it’s real
(Day of Judgment)

DAY 22
A mandatory
Not a compulsory share and
Make have not happy
(Equality in sharing)

DAY 23
Give it out your wealth
If only you know it’s folded
To grace in the grave
(Sadaqah)

DAY 24
As it’s your weakness
Roll over your life never
Make people know it
(Weakness)

DAY 25
Search not until found
Dig not until discovered
Night of majesty
(lailatul qadr)

DAY 26
Here is zakat l fitri
A measurement of four for
A head in a house
(Deed of zakat-ul-fitr)

DAY 27
Create the power of
Communication, plead with
His want not his hates
(Mindset for prayers)

DAY 28
A sayonara
Feeling wish not extinguish
Here tell the world yours
(Goodbye Ramadan)

DAY 29
Hail we wail await
Years to come be guidance
Of what you had kept
(After Ramadan what next?)

OH LORD!

Ramadan is gone
Make us witness her again,
After again.
Oh lord,
Virtues faded
Like smoke in the air
Stand us firm,
On the path she made us tread.
Oh lord,
Ramadan is gone,
Make us welcome her
In pink and ages
Nay Hospital, Gaol, and Grave.
Oh lord,
Ramadan is gone,
Stretch our years on cosmos
To welcome her next arrival.

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