A silver smile, shining so bright
welcoming in the blessed night
leading into a glorious month
the moon that shown, hardly blunt.
the beginning, bringing to a halt
the excess consumed to a fault.
hold back, fight back the powerful urge
to eat to drink and further splurge.
Abstinence from what you daily need,
the wants, desires will thus deplete
Remembering the Beloved being
Peace and Blessings be upon him
and how he used to steadfastly fare
in this beautiful month with grace and prayer.
the good that’s done will multiply
the great reward when hard you try
don’t lie, don’t cheat, don’t steal, don’t hate
just simple ways to recreate
the qualities that embodied the man
upon whom was revealed the Holy Quran
the book of knowledge, of reverence
the Word of God, the Magnificent
to set the guidelines for a life
a treasure chest full of rich advise,
to be the best you that you can be
as the world progresses continuously.
This month we fast to celebrate
what makes us come above the hate
from dawn to dusk, no water or food
heads bowed in prayer for what is good.
As the sun leaves, we break our fast,
with water and dates and that which is best.
We stand in prayer, united as one
and repeat until the month is done.