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Hari Raya 2020


Hari Raya Aidilfitir.
the festival of
breaking the fast
comes this year
with a serenity
unknown.

It is one of prayer in the puasa
month held in congregation,
a community gathering,
that part goes missing
this year.

With the mosques
remaining closed
people pray from home
the celebrations turn modest
but packed with piety.

This Hari Raya
turns out to be a plea
to Allah seeking the
blessings of the
prophet,

one of a beseech
to save the country, as well
the world from the Corona
virus, a pandemic that spreads
faster than fire.

Allah will condescend
for sure, bless the race
grant a relief,
and place every other
in consistent peace.