Is not haram!
My teeth is waiting
My belly anticipating
Say your prayers
(Loud or in whispers)
Bless Allah, hail his name
And His Prophet of great fame
Now, bring forth the bleating ram
Hold it tight, for it may want to scram
Test the edges of the knife. Is it keen?
Slide the glistening blade on skin
And let the blood flow to earth
Light a fire in your hearth
And spread rare spices
On the bloody slices
Ah! My belly is rumbling
My tongue is drooling
There is no haram
In a Sallah ram!
Author: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson
KIS, author of two poetry collections, ‘WHAT CAN WORDS DO?’ and ‘I SAID THESE WORDS’, is an award-winning Nigerian writer, photographer, and media professional with experience in journalism, PR, publishing and media management. In 2016, he was listed in Nigerian Writers Awards’ list of 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL NIGERIAN WRITERS UNDER 40. The same year 2016, he won the Nigerian Writer’s Award for ‘Best Poet In Nigeria 2015.’ he had also won the Orange Crush 1st Prize for Poetry in 2012.
He is the CEO of Words Rhymes & Rhythm LTD.