Prayer for Solace

Prayer for Solace

Forgive me, O’ Creator
for misusing your gifts
to enrich myself at the expense
of your less endowed creatures.

Help me give back in charity
what I don’t need or deserve.
Judge me by the time I’ve spent doing wrong
Reward me for time I devoted to worship

Make the remaining time I have
a period of peaceful detachment
from the vagaries of rivalry
that living on your earth entails

Away from the ghosts of acceptance
haunting me in a culture
of moral tribulations
taunting your guidance at every step.

Rashid Osmani, Jun 9, 2011
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