The Emperor Of Tribalism

As most Nigerians remain ruefully lukewarm
about President Buhari's second term bid;
An ever-increasing multitude of potential
voters across ethnic divides, seem to be
enthralled by Atiku-Obi presidential ticket;
On the duo's restructuring manifesto, and
remarkable track records of achievements.

It's as if the masses with full intent or
otherwise, have at last come to

What Cannot Be Said

There's one who took my heart away.
But does she own it? I can't say.

See her as unjust though I may,
Is she a tyrant? I can't say.

She strides a bloodless battlefield
Where there's no battle-axe to wield.

She keeps a wineless banquet-hall

The Hajj Pilgrimage

In similes...
Like the nine planets that orbit the sun...
Or like meteoroids that at times orbit the earth....
Like the moon that moves around the earth
And like several other moons that rotate and revolve around the planets
Like Triton that orbits Neptune...
Like the asteroids that go round the sun...
Like the Zodiac, the band of stars, that encircle the earth*****
Like the sun that spirals around the Galaxy
Like how the entire Milky way galaxy is spinning round and round....****: -*

A Tribute To - The Taj Mahal

A TRIBUTE TO - THE TAJ MAHAL

On the banks of the Yamuna river lies -
An Emperor’s lamenting heart!
His passion and love lies forever crystallized,
In the shape of the radiant Taj!
A poetry which was shaped in white marble
stones,
As his suffering heart cried and moaned,
For his beloved queen Mamtaz Mahal!

Face Masks/Face Veils, The Same Thing

Masks prose without links


When last I visited India almost a decade ago
I recall riding on my brother's scooter
as he drove me around town,
And I saw fully veiled Muslim women
half their faces veiled, masked in Niqab
driving scooters, motorbikes, mopeds and motorcycles.
I also recall some women also covering half their faces with their dupattas

Dream Holiday Places

Oh yes, oh yes salams, hello, hi
Aha, oh my, oh my, oh my
My favorite dream places happen to be
coincidentally
ones that rhyme with the words
aye, aye, aye and bye, bye, bye
for I wish to fly
to divine Dubai
to showy Shanghai
to Beautiful Brunei

Pulwama Attack

Pulwama attack

A Convoy of Vehicle,
A Convoy of soldiers,
On the way was brutally killed.
They were killed for no reason,
They were killed for greater reason too.
They were killed for their Love for Nation,
For their motherland they gave up
their precious lives.

A Recount And Recap Of Pandemic Lockdowns Worldwide

Humans have long trespassed
and destroyed animal territories,
Humans have poached
And selfishly encroached
upon animal habitats,
cutting down trees
to build human habitations.

Now the tables have turned
Humans are quarantined  in house arrest

****an Account Of The Mongol Emperor-Gengis Khan!

AN ACCOUNT OF THE MONGOL
EMPEROR – CHENGHIS KHAN!
(1162-1227)

INTRODUCTION
For nearly 300 years they ruled over history’s
largest contiguous land empire;
Almost twice the size of Caesars’ Roman Empire,
And as world shaking as that of Alexander the Great!
These were the Mongols of the Eurasian Steppes!

! ! An Islamic Poem For The 'Art In Action' Festival

All the marvels of creation
are gathered round laughing,

placing bets on
which one you’ll notice first.

*** An Introduction To Medieval Philosophy

THE HISTORY OF
MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY
IN VERSE
BY
RAJ NANDY

‘’I HUMBLY INVOKE THE GODS THAT BE, AS I
COMMENCE TO WRITE –‘THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL
PHILOSOPHY’- AS A SEQUEL TO MY EARLIER ‘HISTORY
OF GREEK PHILOSOPHY’, WITH ALL SINCERITY!

Through The Window Pane….23rd Aug**

Move over chique'.
A fogger at the pane!
Paws up pooch, like great Dane.
Up he stares and innocence feigns.
Upfront and prominent celeb class.
Mostly seen through misty glass.
Abuzz your world, in great games.
At the GTs reckoning names.
Struck by supremos, worn out fop.
Cringe at the rancor, right at the top.

****complete Medieval Philosophy In Verse

THE HISTORY OF
MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY
IN VERSE
BY
RAJ NANDY

‘’I HUMBLY INVOKE THE GODS THAT BE, AS I
COMMENCE TO WRITE –‘THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL
PHILOSOPHY’- AS A SEQUEL TO MY EARLIER ‘HISTORY
OF GREEK PHILOSOPHY’, WITH ALL SINCERITY!

I’ll Be Home For……. Hanukkah, Human Rights Day, Winter Break, The Islamic Holy Day Eid Al-Adha, First Day Of Winter And Kwanzaa

Little did they in Spokane know that in December, there is a Christmas,
Lauren Caitlin Upton must have gone to the state of Washington,
(see observation which has Upton in its title to find what she said)
She going west not east to get home,
If she had a map then she could not miss,
Because I firmly believe that she or her kin,
Had made the newsletter informing the parents of Hutton School,
That the holidays, the aforementioned in the title,
Were the ones that were notated,
If you had believed in Koran, Torah, Amnesty International,

For Mother Tongue

The time was in divided piece of land
Every stride was wrapped with grief
Two lands in world atlas were
Introduced in two name as national reef

East Pakistan and West Pakistan,1932km distance
Between two lands, none were same in every course of life
Unequal mentality and many more dissimilarity
There was need inevitable separation to drive

Ali's Song (For Muhammad Ali)

Ali's Song
by Michael R. Burch

for Muhammad Ali

They say that gold don't tarnish. It ain't so.
They say it has a wild, unearthly glow.
A man can be more beautiful, more wild.
I flung their medal to the river, child.
I flung their medal to the river, child.

Taj Mahal- -An Elegy In Marble

Taj Mahal, the glory, of India
Is an epic marble monument
Situated in Uttar Pradesh, Agra
Which is immensely magnificent.

It majestically, with dignity, stands
On the banks of river Yamuna-
Where many a tourist happily lands
To view the spectacle and the panorama.

I Long For The Streets Of My Country

Original Urdu Poem by Faiz Ahmed Faiz
English Translation by Rajnish Manga
इंग्लिश भावानुवाद रजनीश मंगा द्वारा

I long for the streets of my country where
It is now mandatory not to walk with heads held high
Anybody having a desire to go around and see
Should better overlook what's happening around
He himself will be responsible if he gets fatally hurt

Peace#01

Peace#01
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Absence of darkness is light
Absence of death is life
Absence of strife or dissension
And absence of war is what
We call peace, peace, peace
But in denying something as negate
Can we perceive concrete peace?
Instead we are embracing powers

A Religion That Rhymes With Time

In Dr. Seussian style for fun.)
a poem i wrote a long time ago that i submitted it for a contest on Islam by Brittany Gibbons, and won a silver trophy for it.)


There's a zest in my chest
There's a zing in my wing
That East or west
Islam's been the latest best.
There's a hope in our scope
There's a cry, there's no lie