Towards Unity A Poem by

(Verse one)

I can’t escape, its everywhere I go
In the news in the paper, in all that I know

From state to state, shore to shore
Plagued to the heart, down to the core

Undivided and conquered we’re all torn apart
This is coming from inside, straight from my heart

This is all I’m thinking, day and night
We seem to think we’re always right

When I go to the Masjid, I don’t know who’s leading
Who’s sitting by my side, I don’t know who’s praying

Do I give salaam, do I bother to care
I looked at him, all I got was a stare

(Chorus)

At the end of the day there’s one way to go
There’s one way to see, one way to show

As bright as the sun, vast as the sea
To be one unit, one family

Flow of a river, one current
The walk of a march, one movement

Oh brother or sister, I see you, you see me
Together in one cause, one final destiny

Together we rise, together we fall
Hands together forever standing tall


(Verse Two)

I once had a dream it seemed so real
Changed the way I thought, the way I feel

I saw a brother, I never met before
We arrived at the Masjid, he opened the door

He gave me salaam and hugged me like a brother
It made me tear, like none other

What was wrong he asked of me
His kindness made me, so happy

His words stayed with me for so long
Running in my head, on and on

We’re all equal to Allah
Five times a day, we pray Salah

From He we came, to Him we shall return
To unify should be our only concern

A single stick will break so easily
But a bundle sticks, will never be


(Chorus)

At the end of the day there’s one way to go
There’s one way to see, one way to show

As bright as the sun, vast as the sea
To be one unit, one family

Flow of a river, one current
The walk of a march, one movement

Oh brother or sister, I see you, you see me
Together in one cause, one final destiny

Together we rise, together we fall
Hands together forever standing tall


(Verse Three)

What was in my dream, I wish was true
A world where no differences, between me and you

Foot to foot, in a straight line we pray
Forgive our egos that get in the way

Piety and humbleness we need to learn
And let our arrogance, just let it burn

Take a look around, shake a hand
Spread the salaam, to every man

As small as a smile, it can be charity
The best are small deeds, made consistently

I plead with you all, forgive me
Let’s try to live, to live in unity