a poem i wrote for world poetry day 09 on the theme of heroes and heroines.
Bismi Allahi Ar-Rahmani Ar-Rahimi
I stand alone in the eyes of the lord,
No true path but He.
This is the path I walk,
Noble in the eyes of the lord
Al-Hamdu Lillahi Rabbi Al-Alamina
I do the work of the lord,
Righteous and just is He.
These works of chemical magic, of iron and steel are my gifts to Him,
Tools at the hands of the will of the lord.
Blessed am I by the lord,
For His light has opened my eyes.
I am an arbiter of the evils of the world,
Delivering peace in the name of the lord.
Malaki Yawmi Ad-Dini
I am a servant before the lord,
An arm for His divine judgement.
I bring wrath upon the blasphemers and heretics, purging the plague upon this world,
For He shall reward me in paradise.
Iyaka Na ‘budu Wa Iyaka Nasta ‘inu
Penitent am I before the lord,
For the sins I am about to commit.
I pray He will lend me strength to endure,
For His justice will outweigh the sins of today.
Ahdina As-Sirata Al-Mustaqima
I shall smite the enemies of the lord,
For our way is the straight way and His.
Those who oppress my brothers and sisters and persecute our families shall be cast out,
The lord’s fire shall cleanse their bodies and souls.
Sirata Al-Ladhina An ‘amta Alayhim Ghayri Al-Maghdubi Alayhim Wa La Ad-Dallina
For I am a hero of the lord,
Mighty is He.
This fire shall be my pyre for ascension, this shrapnel my sword of vengeance,
I shall be hailed a martyr for the holy one.
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