by Bunmi Ajilore
The Lord loves a cheerful giver
Even if it comes from the house of Mammon
His appointed thrives while His people emaciate
Yet everyday they bring all treasure to His house;
Lord, how many have been swindled in Your name?
The image of the seven virgins looms large in his heart,
Virgins and goodies meant only for martyrs in Al-janah;
He butchered his brother and shouted Al-hamdullilahi
And across the oceans, his comrade detonated himself among the infidels
Allah, how many have been slaughtered in Your name?
The things that have been done in Your name
Would make even the Great Serpent blush;
The lies, fallacies and personal aggrandizement manifested by
The self-appointed peddlers of Your ‘truth’
Who rob, divide, and kill us in the name of God.