Sunday, March 18, 2012

72. Islam

In a humble cave
Where a poor merchant lived
Came the voice of Gabriel.
“In the name of your Lord who created”
“Man from clots of blood.”
“Your Lord is the Most Bountiful One.”
“Who, by pen, taught man what he did not know.”
The humble man bowed.
Raising his arms he said
“I submit.”
“You must write,”
Gabriel said.
So the man wrote.
“You must preach.”
So the man preached.
They came from far and wide
To hear the message of this man.
Mecca felt threatened by him
So they cast him out.
He returned with an army.
Circling for days
He conquered the Arabian city.
Then, with his last farewell,
He flew into his heavenly afterlife.
Onward into history his heirs
Flowed outward into the world
Building their new empires
Conquering old.

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