S is for Salaam

Before I introduce my poems I want to let my new readers (and old ones if you forgot) Salaam means peace. A greeting Muslims exchange. Islam means peace and submission.

Here are some poems that may or may not be inspired by poetic asides and faith, and may or may not start with the letter S:

Kiss and Salaam

As a child I go to sleep
with a kiss from my parents
As a teen I go to sleep
with salaams from my parents

At both times
without that kiss or salaam
I can't sleep, I wait to get it

It's like having to say
I love you
before leaving a person
cuz you don't know
what's going to happen next.


Complex is something you make of something
when it doesn't need to be
don't think too much, just do it

Don't do it to making yourself blind with it
but do it with a deep love.


Islam on my mind
School out of sight but shouldn't be

Islam should be consuming,
in a way that it helps you
that is what Islam is about.

-Fida Islaih
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Christine Rains said…
I love that first one about kisses and salaam. I always make sure my little guy gets a kiss before he goes to sleep at night.
Jemima Pett said…
Those are lovely. Thank you for sharing them.
Happy A to Z-ing!
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Crystal Collier said…
I still make my 12 yr old give me hugs before he goes to bed--even though he's almost the same size as me. I don't think he's ever going to get away from that, no matter how big he grows. Well, I guess he'll move away one day...
Arlee Bird said…
Pleased to have you with us during the April A to Z.

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Simply Sarah said…
I really relate to your "Complex" poem. I'm great at making things complex that don't need to be.Simply Sarah
s said…
I can't possibly choose the best out of the three. Thanks for sharing! :)