21 September 2010

Ramadhan 1431

- a personal reflection

Written mid September 2010
- (40 lines)


Ramadhan has been and gone -
Has anything at all been won?
Was anything important done?
Did I strive to please the ONE?

Ramadhan came and went -
Was it usefully spent?
And was every moment
Filled with good intent?

I read Quran and kept the fast -
Can the rewards be forecast?
Sufficient to redeem the past?
Any benefits to last?

Determined that I would stay
The course, I can sincerely say
I was focused and did pray
More than on a normal day

But can we ever do too much?
The nature of faith is such
That we must resolutely clutch
Every chance to keep in touch -

With that Power which we owe
All that we are and all we know
For only nurtured by that flow
May our spirit thrive and grow

Ramadhan is over now -
That the month did not allow
More time to kneel and bow
Still surprises me somehow

I must wait another year
But at least the course to steer
The path ahead is straight and clear
Yet there is a nagging fear:

I want to learn, improve, enhance
Myself in order to advance
So ask as in some sacred trance
That I will get another chance...

For there is so much left to do
And, inshallah, the next review
I hope to be able to post to you
Ramadhan fourteen-thirtytwo


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i love this poem about ramadhan as i always loved your others poems mashallah brother writing is very beautiful gift and you got that gift so never stop inspiring others as you're doing now
you faithful sister anna brahem

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