Al-Wahhab

Moses was not a suicide bomber
for one simple reason

He could tell right from wrong

Pharaoh was arrogant
he threatening torture and execution
yet in the end, his army was drowned by God

Some believe al-Qur'an
bestows the gift of discernment,
but those who approach its guidance with hate-filled hearts

Shrink its eternal message
to the size of a book
full of man's meanest meanings

Rapists of revelation
I reject your twilit recital
with its contempt for the gift of life

and surrender my heart
seeking forgiveness for the gifts
I have just as rashly squandered