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Tribe of Muhammad, Children of Sand
Ar’rabs grab sandstorms for god to mold glass. Some vases are empty, some shine with the light Allah hath chosen.

Either kiss them like you kiss your first born, or find yourself in its eternal forge, al-nnar. Therein, the sands of your being will become glass figurines for the jinn to shatter. Chords of the Quran shall be your salvation. Drink from the wells of the people Allah hath chosen. Beads of sweat bend heads in prayer before your one, before your only. Voices of the Quran beat like a drum against dune-swallowed tents. Tightly-tuned ouadan burn notes in the night. Poets string words as blowers stitch sand to glass. This is Quraysh. Tribe of Muhammed. Children of sand. -Sword of Religion

Terms
The Quran - the eternal word of god, as revealed to Muhammad by the Angel Gabriel al-nnar - the fire, meant here as the eternal hellfire the wells Allah has chosen - in Islam, we believe each prophet was given a well from which

their people will drink on the Day of Judgement Ouadan - type of Arabic guitar What are your beliefs on the Day of Judgement? Drop a line in the comments' section. Help a starving artist! Share "Qurayshi" on facebook by using the readcast button on the left column. That way, I will be able to focus on writing you more quality content. Read more of my poetry, ordered by what I think is the best quality: 1. America Talks to Her Son, Manhattan 2. Who Wants French Cigarettes in Syria? 3. Adoption: That Self Inside Myself You Are Missing 4. Qurayshi, Tribe of Muhammad, Children of Sand 5. Ireland as a Metaphor for Poetry 6. Comas Dripping (very abstract, so sit with it for awhile) 7. Your Name is Jessica Claire 8. Katherine's the Baddest Baby on the Block 9. Marlboros Join the 27 Club 10. Lobster Season in Massachusetts 11. 9 Men Up for the Red Sox (vs. the Yankees) 12. Blue is the Color of Our Love (after e.e. cummings "i carry your heart with me") 13. Between the Mountains and the Sea 14. Manhattan Talks to His Son, the Concrete (to be read in conjunction with "America Talks to Her Son, Manhattan") 15. Daffodils Wither in the Sink(after William Carlos William's "The Red Wheel Barrow") 16. Age (after Edgar Allen Poe's "Annabel Lee") 17. Love XXV (after Khalil Gibran Khalil's "Beauty XXV") 18. Arab Women and the Arab Spring 19. For Lost Love: Arab Fruit 20. For Brailey 21. The Mona Lisa and the Quran 22. Becca Walks like Rain 23. Love is Not a Heard Emotion (after Spike Mulligan's "A Silly Poem") Or read by my alter egos

Dean O.
1. America Talks to Her Son, Manhattan 2. Adoption: That Self Inside Myself You Are Missing 3. Ireland as a Metaphor for Poetry 4. Comas Dripping 5. Your Name is Jessica Claire

6. Katherine's the Baddest Baby on the Block 7. Marlboros Join the 27 Club 8. Lobster Season in Massachusetts 9. 9 Men Up for the Red Sox (vs. the Yankees) 10. Manhattan Talks to His Son, the Concrete (to be read in conjunction with "America Talks to Her Son, Manhattan") 11. For Brailey 12. Becca Walks like Rain

Sword of Religion
1. Who Wants French Cigarettes in Syria? 2. Qurayshi, Tribe of Muhammad, Children of Sand 3. Between the Mountains and the Sea 4. Arab Women and the Arab Spring 5. For Lost Love: Arab Fruit 6. The Mona Lisa and the Quran

Safe Imitation
1. Blue is the Color of Our Love (after e.e. cummings' "i carry your heart with me") 2. Daffodils Wither in the Sink (after William Carlos William's "The Red Wheel Barrow") 3. Age (after Edgar Allen Poe's "Annabel Lee") 4. Love XXV (after Khalil Gibran Khalil's "Beauty XXV"') 5. Love is Not a Hard Emotion (after Spike Mulligan's "A Silly Poem") If you made it this far, congratulations! I love you. Spread the good word.