Foundation of NJ, USA
the Message Continues 9/35
Newsletter for June 2004
ARTICLE 1- ARTICLE 2 - ARTICLE 3 - ARTICLE 4 - ARTICLE 5 - ARTICLE 6 - ARTICLE 7 - ARTICLE 8 - ARTICLE 9 - ARTICLE 10 - ARTICLE 11- ARTICLE 12
by Okasha Naqvi, age 14, New Jersey
This strange species
that I've discovered,
is odder than odd can get,
it calls itself the 'people'
yet has not much sense !
see if you can relate these behaviors to anyone you know,
they might be "people"
they might be hiding,
or might remind you of a certain someone,
that you may have seen
in your neighborhood.
people drink from the fountain of knowledge,
but only to gargle out later
some like to lecture others,
but only keep it verbal.
people throw good advice at others,
but don't catch it when thrown back,
people like to see rainbows,
when they're really seeing black.
people like to gossip about everyone they're not,
and argue like a true muslim,
when it involves their lot.
people eat off poisonus fruits,
of worldly riches that soo decay,
and attack like heyanas,
as it it were their pray.
people like to walk firmly on the line that everyone walks,
but don't realize at all,
for when one does,
people wear a mask in the God's house,
and hold their chin haughty and high,
they sneak it off like a mouse,
when they walk out and say goodbye.
people wonder and question,
of what lies beyond their power,
its like asking if its raining,
why can no one take a shower?!
people think God is full time resident at the masjid,
and that He doesn't know what he or she had did.
people stick to popularity,
like gum stuck on a shoe,
and nod their heads in understanding,
of things they never knew.
people know what's wrong,
yet they totally forget the right,
the youth pretend they know better than elders,
and hold on to pride so tight.
family is a legend,
that took place once upon a time,
its characteristics have withered,
its words never rhyme.
these creatures I still wonder,
how they've survived till today,
and how their day-to-day culture
has ventured on its way.
if you can't acknowledge anyone,
who reminds you of these 'people'
than maybe a look in the mirror,
a small glance at yourself
and you soon will come to know.
I have discovered who these people are,
finding fault with others
do you know one ?
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