Paul Butters


Dear Allah - Poem by Paul Butters

"Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds,
The Beneficent, the Merciful.
Owner of the Day of Judgement,
Thee (alone) we worship;
Thee (alone) we ask for help.
Show us the straight path,
The path of those whom Thou hast favoured.
Not (the path) of those who earn Thine anger
Nor of those who go astray."

This we said to you, oh Great One, in the Quran
So many years ago.
But Lord your flocks are fleeing from your fields.
We need your Sheepdog to round them up in their confusion.

They do not see you are a God of many names,
"God" being one of them.
Over the ages you have been Zeus, Jupiter, Odin, Mother Earth, Jehovah, God, Allah
And many others.
But always you were The One True One,
Beneficent and Loving.

All men (and women) are equal in your eyes.
All Life to be cherished and preserved.
Thou shalt not kill
Is what you said.

So Allah now's the time
To correct your children:
Breathe into them
The essence of your thoughts.

Enter their minds as The Holy Ghost,
So many Scrooges there:
Enlighten them
To know what is really Good
And rediscover what it is
To Love.
Amen.

Topic(s) of this poem: god, peace, religion


Comments about Dear Allah by Paul Butters

  • Paul Butters (1/13/2016 4:48:00 AM)


    Thank You, Eugene. It was a heartfelt write. (Report) Reply

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  • Eugene Levich (1/12/2016 10:29:00 AM)


    A beautiful wish, beautifully written. (Report) Reply

  • Paul Butters (1/12/2016 7:25:00 AM)


    Many Thanks for your kind words, Abhilasha. (Report) Reply

  • Abhilasha Bhatt (1/12/2016 6:06:00 AM)


    A peaceful and beautifully narrated poem....Thank you for sharing :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 12, 2016



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