Mumbled Words

Mumbled words of prayer
Faculties devoid of reasoning
Closed hearts, numb souls

Mumbled words of prayer
Left hand steals
As your right slaughters

Mumbled words of prayer
The same tongue spreads hate
Brother against brother

Mumbled words of prayer
Though one eye is open
Suspicious of neighbourly intentions

Mumbled words of prayer
Counted on rosaries of incitement
Mindless recitations

Mumbled words of prayer
All that changes
Only remains the same

Mumbled words of prayer
Leading the flock to futile worship
Barren seeds of hope

Mumbled words of prayer
A mockery of God
and His beneficence to mankind

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About Sonya Kassam

Expressing myself through poetry
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9 Responses to Mumbled Words

  1. Robert says:

    Dear Sonya,

    Thank you very much for this post.

    It immediately brought to this person’s mind Hazrat Ali who generously shares so much with us, including:

    “The best form of piety is hidden from others.”

    Thank you again for this powerful poem.

    All good wishes,


    • Sonya Kassam says:

      Thanks Robert for that wonderful quote and as always, for your comments. This poem was expressing my frustration at the frequent prayer meetings that are called, instead of putting in effort to take positive action.

  2. Julie says:

    Very powerful, Sonya. <3 MashaAllah

  3. seanmirza says:

    So profound and true. Very many of us claim to be religious and pray and yet our hearts are devoid of love and care. Our prayers no matter how many are just robotic acts that bear no good result. Dead hearts lead pathetic lives. Thank you for sharing.

  4. ranu802 says:

    It’s very true about mumbled words of prayer, very original thoughts,I like it Sonya.

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