Poem, please

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  1. Guest

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    Nov 2, 2002

    Hello, I'm new!
    I'm looking for a Ramadan poem for young children. If you have one designed for older children, please post it, maybe I can shorten/revise it. I have poems for Hanukkah and Kwanzaa and would be very willing to trade :)
    Thank you!
     
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  3. mommaruthie

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    internet search for poems

    I have done an internet search for you and will check my teacher monthly theme books for any poems. These are the three i found on the net. good luck. ruth

    A RAMADAN POEM
    THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN
    FOR THE MUSLIMS (SUBMITTERS) HAS BEGUN
    PRAISING GOD THROUGH THE DAY,
    FROM DAWN TO DUSK WE FAST AND PRAY.
    WE PAY ZAKAT (CHARITY) FOR THOSE IN NEED,
    TRYING OUR BEST TO DO GOOD DEEDS.
    WHEN THE SUN HAS SET, AND DAY IS DONE-
    I'LL BREAK THIS CHAIN, BUT ONLY ONE.
    BY THE END OF RAMADAN, THIS WHOLE CHAIN WILL
    BE ALL GONE!
    IT'S TIME TO CELEBRATE AND SHARE IN THE FUN!!!

    [ From Mother Earth ]

    My little children, who have been raised by the moon
    with the sound of sharpening crescent swords as their lullaby
    The children, who have grown looking up the frozen moon in deep dark shades
    My poor children, who have no memories of warmness of your mothers,
    instead of having loyalties to the existence called ‘Allah’
    while sharpening your own lives until becoming transparent

    Once the moon and stars were the great guide in the desert
    They’ve been gentler than the burning sun to your ancestors
    But now the moon above your rocky roofs is freezing hard
    Aren’t they your children who now need warmness the most?

    Wish you could imagine it even you have no memories about it
    You also are my sons born by me ‘The EARTH’
    You might not notice it, because you’ve only looked at the moon,
    but I’ve always loved you too, my sons
    I wish to warm up your little children in my two hands now

    Sudden assaults to your innocent siblings, and wounding your own mother,
    do you think all that was your Allah’s will?
    If so, and if your ‘Allah’ would be the only absolute God as you say,
    your siblings also have to curse you because of the same Principle,
    and your children and their children have to hate each other as well
    Do you truly think that was Allah’s will to bring the End?

    My big children, who have grown in warm light without knowing the lives in shade,
    You are about to hit them with all your anger without listening to their defense
    Is revenge the right thing to do?
    You know that your little brothers never flinch by ‘force’
    If you want to remonstrate them for never repeating this mad violence
    You have to try to understand them, don’t you?
    Who pushed them in the dark shade?
    Who gave them the reason to grow in that way?
    Won’t you reflect about those?

    The boys who had grown shaking their bodies together in the Qura’n cradle,
    they pray to Mecca five times a day as well as other gentle Muslims
    Having their fast from sunrise to sunset in the month of Ramadan
    they have felt hunger to try to overcome their self

    Big sons, Mecca and Medinah are the origin of their heart
    Haven’t you violated them with your boots for your self?
    Haven’t you thought it’s reasonable demands to live rich getting the sunshine,
    and forgotten joys to share a blessing with the people on the other side?

    My children, all precious children to this Mom,
    If each of your ‘God’is the truly absolute only God,
    both must actually be the same, isn’t it?
    Why do you stand back to back with each other?
    Can’t you look at the same original direction?

    I have raised living creatures since 3,400 million years ago
    From microbes to birds, whales and you, humans
    unlimited kinds of abilities and beauty were made;
    shapes, songs and thoughts among peoples have been diversified
    I was looking for to seeing and enjoying that harmony from now on…

    I heard that both of your ‘Gods’ are merciful, tolerant
    for giving absolution to truly penitent criminals, is that right?
    Your mother: myself is imperfect,
    and lived for 4,600 million years repeating trial and error
    Each time to create error and forgiveness, I found a new balance
    As the result, diverse creatures were evolved

    My children, none of you are perfect which means the end
    I’m still not sure about God after my 4,600 million years life,
    but I guess you also feel God only about His part which you sense
    It means your ‘God’ grows as to your growth
    If frozen, ‘God’ can’t work, can He?

    Poor little sons, you need not keep stirring up anger to bear your crying
    Aren’t you the ones who know the most about that
    Allah actually never commanded terrorism?
    Cry loudly with a fall of tears staring at your sin
    It must need much more bravery for you now to cry than to kill or die
    But the tears of supple penitence can melt the ice covering your ‘Allah’,
    and you can get back His lively light

    Big children, when your brothers cry for their confession,
    are you ready for hug them in your arms with love?
    Are you sure that your ‘Justice’ is not also frozen wrapping your selfishness?
    Why don’t you melt all those icy stuffs?
    Why don’t you clean up weapons, remove your jackets, and grapple with each other?
    Feeling each other’s heat and heartbeat,
    why don’t you shout out at each will?
    I bet you will find that you are all brothers and sisters in my arms

    If there is a will of God,
    it must always seek ‘a new harmony’
    That I realize all through 4.600 million years of my life
    Nowadays you who were raised in different ways have met each other too quickly
    creaking among all kinds of justice and measurement
    The conflicts are the process to go on to the future
    Communication of all my children is a new history in my life
    The huge blood of sacrifice brought the test for all of you
    to find out if you can bring a new harmony in the new world or not,

    The original meaning of ‘Jihad’ wasn’t doing battle for Allah’;
    it meant ‘much effort to God’s will’, didn’t it?
    Then Jihad really means ‘much effort to bring a new harmony
    conquering ones own difficulty’, I believe
    How wonderful it is, if all my children take that Jihad for a new harmonious world!
    Listen, ‘Will’ is a very precious thing for each one relating to each one’s experiences
    ’God’ who forces your ‘Will’ is not true God
    When various wills from each heart gather and harmonizes,
    God might smile for you
    How beautifully the communication flowers will bloom at the time!
    Before seeing it, don’t bring the end of the world, please
    Your new world will start finally from now on
    All my all children!

    -- by Yoshiko McFarland –

    Submission Song ~ The Five Pillars
    (1) We pray five times a day
    We pray it everyday
    God told everyone
    to pray five times a day.
    (2) We give to Charity
    We give as best we can.
    God told everyone
    to give to charity
    (3) We'll go to Hajj one day
    God willing, we'll all go.
    God told everyone
    to go to Hajj one day.
    (4) We fast one month a year.
    We fast it every year.
    God told everyone
    to fast one month a year.
    5) We worship God alone.
    We worship only God.
    God told everyone
    to worship God alone.
    (Sing this verse twice)
     

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