The King and the Little Girl, an Islamic Poem

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    The King and the Little Girl, an Islamic Poem

    For years I saw the world in black and white,

    never to realize the severity of my own plight

    For I was the most powerful leader of my time,

    never to realize that corruption was my own crime

    For years of ignorance blinded my own soul,

    never to realize the price of my own toll

    For my arrogance told me that I deserved true happiness,

    and that I needed something to honor my own greatness

    So I ordered every citizen to work in the underground quarry,

    to make me the ring of a leader that knew no match in glory

    The ring was made of the most precious stones from the land,

    and every governor came to honor the greatness of my band

    I forgot about the blessings that Allah (SWT) had given me,

    and thought that the Day of Judgment would never reach me

    Then one day I saw a little girl in the bazaar,

    she had her hand outstretched to me from afar

    A tear rolled down my cheek for the first time as a king,

    because the little girl said to me “Wait sir, you dropped your ring!”

    The little girl was dirty, coughing with sickness, yet very calm,

    and told me she couldn’t steal the ring because it was haram

    I cried like I never cried before, realizing that I was lost,

    not even knowing how much the forgiveness of Allah (SWT) would cost

    I kneeled down and smiled, looking at the little girl’s face,

    and closed her hand, giving the ring to her as a good grace

    The little girl was puzzled, and asked me “What should I do with this gift?”

    “I know, come with me to the beach” I said, “I will give you a lift”

    As we came to the beach I took the little girl off of my shoulders,

    and lifted her up high on to one of the nearest the boulders

    I said “Take the cursed ring and throw it into the ocean,

    and say Allahu Akbar while completing the throwing motion”

    So little girl did as I said, her face was shining bright and happy,

    and the cursed ring fell deep into the ocean, setting my soul free

    I lifted the little girl back on to my shoulders and smiled in wonder,

    saying Al-Hamdullilah, because for the first time, I saw the world in color
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    MashaAllah very good poem. Enjoyed reading every bit of it and almost cried :) Thank you for sharing may Allah SBT bless you...Ameen.
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    Assalamu allaicum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu

    MashAllah, it is very beautiful poem. May Allah reward you for writing it. Amin.

    Assalamu allaicum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu
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