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Asalaam Alaikum Brothers and Sisters

from Nhojj Poetry Vol. 1 by Nhojj



I wrote this after the first Muslim Ban... unfortunately this poem still applies today... #AllAreWelcome


The pendulum on my desk swings back and forth
From left to right
A constant reminder of the cycles of life
Like day and night

But when wrong is masked as right
Another’s rights under fire… newswire dire
I’ll join the choir that sings and shouts
A sea of humanity washing over walls built to conquer and divide
Hate step aside

Black and white tied together… forever
Like Muslim, Jew and Christian together… forever
Blessed be the ties that bind thee
Abide with me
Abide the three, four, five, six, seven billion together
Side by side
Forever with hearts unified and…

Turn darkness into light
Turn the dimmer to bright
Help the blind walk right
Love heals
Love gives sight
Love wins before the fight has even begun

I don’t have a desk from which a pendulum swings
Back and forth from south to north
All I have is a window
Facing east… with a bright view
of the future

Peace be unto you
And upon you peace
Asalaam Alaikum Brothers and Sisters.


from Nhojj Poetry Vol. 1, track released July 1, 2017
Written & performed by Nhojj


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Nhojj Orlando, Florida

Singer/songwriter and poet wading through the rivers of R&B, soul, jazz, and reggae.

My intention is to create sonic spaces where you can experience yourself through the lens of love and acceptance.

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