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Bottom of the Barrel

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Bottom of the Barrel

Make wudhu', she told her children
Lest you be killed today
And eaten by ravens
As the bodies lay still
The survivors searched for safe haven
And while the oppressor swings around his deadly mace
The people pray that God has made paradise for him forbidden

It's hard to stay clean
Under an evil regime
Palpably tyrannical and never keen
Sometimes, you need to endure and wait
Stop the debate until the Saviour storms the gate
While other times you must act to be free
Or else you will find yourself dying on your knees

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  1. Date: 7/26/2011 10:19:00 AM

    It feels so good to be able to sit here and read your very creative writing this morning Bilal. I do hope to come back soon and read more of your excellent work. Love, Carol