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Poetry: I believe, therefore I am

4 September 2015 at 09:32 | 4474 views

By Mohamed Gibril Sesay, Freetown, Siera Leone.*

I believe
Therefore I am
I doubt
Therefore I am not
Money changers at the altars
Of our faith
The imam pronounces their swine halal
For the sacrifice of id ul adha
I doubt
Therefore I am
Preachers pimping faith
Collecting G strings as tithes
Riba is Zakat
I doubt
Therefore I am my own Imam
In a congregation of one

* Mohamed Gibril Sesay is a Sociology lecturer at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.