Allahu Akbar

Jul 16, 2016

"Allahu Akbar"
The call for prayer echoes near and far
White clad men wearing caps line the streets
Red checkered shawls draped 
Remembrance of their Hajj
One by one they make their way
Step by step to the Mosque

"Allahu Akbar" says the Imam leading prayer
Whispers of the congregation follow
Rise, bend and prostrate; Rise, bend and prostrate
Until each raka of the prayer completed
Imam speaks, everyone listens 
One by one departing
Step by step to home

"Allahu Akbar" rings out as the terrorist strikes
People killed "Allahu Akbar"
Now a bad refrain
From peace chaos
ISIS what have you done
ISIS why have you sacrificed ISLAM