Age: 20 yrs
Kids scream in gladness and friends greet with calls
When the moon painted with the thinnest brush is, well, located in hours!
The white shining signal to begin and break the fasts-
Circle, crescent and the shapes that these form
Brighten the blessed month more and are dearly longed.
Rushing for the prayers happier than ever
Meeting familiar faces and learning that they’re wiser
We console the upset and join the blessed
Every person gets closer to their reality’s alternative taste.
Spending peaceful hours reciting the Qur’an
Creates a more sensible atmosphere around
When understanding the verses untangles the wire
And the world seems easy, a mere breath or sigh.
There’s time to wonder about poor ones
Experiencing hunger and thirst as it’s worn
Digs deep inside a sense of empathy and
We truly care more than what we already did.
That’s one month of great relief
As we omit those acts- of lesser need
And to cons and odds we pay no heed,
So, it wholly depends on one’s own belief.
It’s Ramadan, the best of months!
We miss it when it’s gone, so we keep records
Relaxing all the year in the bliss of ramadan days
And when it’s coming up soon, it’s like an year has swayed..
© IIPH 2014