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“Ashura”

I saw a casket go by, and as it passed,
An image came to mind – long was its path.
I thought of the years, the tears and the laughs…
Signs for the future writ in blood of the past.

An image came to mind – long was its path:
A revolution planned so the circle can last.
Signs for the future writ in blood of the past…
Lines sound familiar but now we are the cast.

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A revolution planned so the circle can last…
Every day’s Ashura and the armies amass,
Lines sound familiar but now we are the cast.
Crying out, “Imam-e-man Husayn ast!”

Today is Ashura and the armies amass…
I think of the years, the tears and the laughs.
I cry out “Imam-e-man Husayn ast!”
Today is Ashura, some truths can never pass…

© Cyrus McGoldrick, Muharram 1438

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4 Comments

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    Ahmed

    October 15, 2016 at 11:40 PM

    Beautiful poem and an important topic many of us don’t know about. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    Aafia

    October 22, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    This is Beautiful. Masha Allah!

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    Anjuman

    October 25, 2016 at 7:40 AM

    Nice to see an article about The miraculous birth of Hazrat Imam Hussain

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    Sadia baig

    July 28, 2017 at 2:49 PM

    MA SHA ALLAH you wrote poem adorably & the expression of your thoughts are really beautiful !

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