Hello there my wonderful writers! Today I’ll be sharing with you a “holiday” I celebrate, Ramadan, in order to fit this week’s SBC requirements( I say holiday in quotations because Ramadan is more about reflection and peace rather than partying and festivities). I wrote the post in a freestyle poem format, so I hope you guys enjoy it! (P.S Ramadan is an Islamic festivity)
Have you seen the beautiful moon
with its lunar glow?
Have you heard the Imam say the long awaited words,
“It is Ramadan”?
You may have heard,
but you chose not to listen.
May I ask,
is it because you believe Ramadan to be a chore?
I will tell you now
your thoughts are in fact invaild,
for Ramadan is no chore,
nor is it just about helping the poor.
Ramadan is a month of solace,
a month to reflect and contemplate.
To purify one’s soul is the goal of this month.
Not to mention
a reconnection with the religion you chose.
Ramadan is the month of the Quran
for that is when it was revealed,
so read thy solemn book
as a way to reconnect.
Thou should also remember
that fasting does not happen at the consumer level.
To fast from sunrise to sunset
includes fasting from that which is prohibited and vile.
Thou should try to improve thy character
in this holy month.
To show kindness and patience
Is what you should do.
Ramadan is all these ideas wrapped up into one,
and that is not such an awful thing, right?
And even if you are not a muslim,
I ask that you might contemplate and reflect
in a month of your own
as a way to purify and cleanse
thy soul of immoral directions,
for we could all use a month like
Let know what type of holidays, celebrations, festivities, or traditions you guys participate in! I loved reading your comments on my week five post, so I can’t wait to see what you guys do this week!
Thanks for reading and as always, remember to wear your pencils!