We think of declaring when we're about ready to land from an overseas trip. We've got that slip in front of us and we have to remember if there's any farm produce in our suitcases, or if somehow we have more than $10,000 in cash.
Today, declare some truths about who you are before we land on the other side of Ramadan.
There's a poem format which I want you to explore. Formatting is what we Muslims do with our lives. We are given some framework in the Quran and the Sunnah and we shape our lives around it. This poem formatting does the same thing. In many ways, a format helps you get MORE creative not less. See what you can come up with. Post them in the comments section if you feel so inclined.
Create a Title
1. Name (first name, nickname or formal)
2. Three adjectives that describe you
______________________, _____________________, ____________________
3. Important relationships you have (son/father)
4. Name three things
Who loves _________________________________________________________
5. List three emotions
Who feels __________________, ___________________, __________________
6. List three
Who needs __________________, ___________________, _________________
7. List three
Who gives __________________, ___________________, _________________
8. List three
Who fears __________________, ___________________, _________________
9. Whatever you wish
Who’d like to see ____________________________________________________
10. Whatever you wish
Who dreams of _____________________________________________________
A student of _____________________________________________________
12. Your name---either full name or new version