Sallah day

by suleimanharuna


Sallah day

Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar

La ilaha illal Lah

Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar

Wa lil Lahil hamd

The procession milling in

Streams gushing into rivers into sea

Moving, closing-in, converging

Seating in saffs, humming

Like stripes of a thousand cords, endless

Expectant of their lords bounties

Dressed in cascades of the rainbow

Allahu akbar

Sami al Lahu liman hamidahu

Rabbana wa lakal hamd

Assalamu alaikum

And the millers-in mill out

Like the roots of Baobab

Happy, hopeful, smileful

Allah ya Karba

II

And the sheep cried in Vain

And unjustly too, at his doomsday

for which he cannot pay

And the children danced

Not for his seeming woe

But for meat, which they’ll relish

For the next few days

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