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The Prayer of Slaves

THE PRAYER OF SLAVES

The Turkish Knight said to me at prayer's end.
"Why do your Imams prostrate for long and bend"
That simple manly knight and Muslim free,
Knew not at all what such prayer be.
Free men have thousands of pursuits in life,
Nations progress through great zeal and strife.
In slave's body beat for deeds is nil,
Always his days and nights are at stand still.
IF they prostrate for long no wonder there,
Besides prostration, the poor have no affair.
May God to Muslim Priests of India grant
Homage that news of Life in hearts can plan

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