Lentil Soup

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Yesterday was
The first night
Of Ramadhan

We sipped
Lentil soup
And drank water.

Filling
Tasty
Nutritious
Simple

I told the children
There is a reason
We are eating
Lentil soup today.

This Ramadhan
I crave simplicity
To pare everything down
To the bare essentials

To leave room
For my soul
To grow
To leave room
For my heart
To expand
To leave room
For my nafs
To submit.

Also
There are people
Our brothers
And sisters
For whom
Lentil soup
Is the food of kings
They would sell their own flesh
For a single bowlful

We must remember them
This Ramadhan

So we sip
Lentil soup
And drink
Cold water
And we thank
Allah
That we have
Soup
To be grateful for.
Soup
And water
And so much more.

Alhamdulillah.

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