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Ramadan

(2021)

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Ninth month in the lunar calendar,

A time for fasting and reflecting

On one’s faith and submission

To God’s will

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At night, we eat

Though I think we might save it up

For the three days’ celebration

At the end, Eid al-Fitr

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Many, so many, would try to go

To Mecca or Jerusalem;

Though as with everything else,

This time must be different:

It’s not safe to travel

For ourselves and for our neighbors,

So community will have to mean

Home stays

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But the meaning is unchanged,

And I wish for my neighbors

Days of prayer and meaning

And a season of

So many blessings

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C L Couch

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Photo by Benjamin Voros on Unsplash

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