Upon a tedious night The lamp shone its steady light And the blank mind stood at its silent shore Devoid of sparkling lore If only the light so bright would alight my insipid sight Alas, distraction devours heart But patient is soul Hear I can too The snares of desires ever more But a low mumble is freedom docked at a distance beyond hold A mirror of faith need To imitate and learn A handful of solemn prayers To heal and make sojourn If all did please my Lord up above Then serene shall be my sleep No more an echo of freedom But a reverberating sound of joy By: Aaliyah Alam