Crippled Muslim Men
The man with the slow and unsteady gait
hurries on his way through streets
knowing the azan is coming.
Each shuffle with his half-limp body
moves him closer to the prayer hall,
believing it is his obligation to Allah.
I watch him from my window sill,
watch how he cannot keep a straight line,
yet he is following The Best Path.
Many a "Muslim" man stays at home,
rests his body all through Jummah
never admitting he's losing his stride.