A Prayer for Iraq
In the land of Ali;
May no Leyla ever loose their Akbar-
May no Husain crawl on their knees-
May no Zainab weep the nephew she calls ‘son’-
May no Sakina run towards Euphrates in search of Abbas ever again-
May no enemy’s spears hunt Infant flesh to kill it yet again.
Blood enough of my Syeds you have drunk karbala:
Sacrifice Supreme you have seen
May you never drink one drop more-
May you never see one sight more.