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Thursday August 1, 2013 6:24 PM, Asma Anjum Khan, ummid.com

Ramadan ReflectionsThis Ramadan

Take your pick

Choose carefully

Whatever you choose is red indeed

Scarlet Syrian fields are sizzling embers

Each sparkle sending the Ummah party sour

Would thou say cheers to Tayyip?

Or join the Sickulars for an iftar?

All this while, amid the groans of the drones

The poor Afghans mumble little prayers

The one who said Anaa Ibn e Firoun

Came back riding within a year

Mursi or Mubarak, the choice is bloodied.

Whatever you choose is red indeed.

The Iraqi cheeks have tears as thick as their oil

We hear an eternal moaning saga on Palestinian soil

The Bay of Guantanamo has special Tube iftars

55 plus days of fasting, unbroken remains their fast

The Rohingyas spark but a little anger

Compare it only to the sitting Somalian hunger

In Pak you have Shia dates and Sunni dates

Your pick will decide your fate

Indies are unique, no ear to their commotion

In a demo- crazy way they make the forty percent of Prison Population

We kill and they kill

The blood remains red still

This Ramadan,

Spare a thought

For all the red

Pause, think and reflect

Whatever you choose should NOT be red indeed

Asma Anjum Khan is Asst Prof of English in Maharashtra.


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