House of god
There is a prayer-house right in front of my home
At night, when the streets are filled with bustling crowds
At night, when the sky is showering in darkness,
A tall tower sits on top of the prayer-house,
At night, the tall tower sits proud.
The family of four hungry people
A crying baby in his mother's arms
Sits cowering in front of the house of God.
The family screams, at the people who kneel before God.
I stand in front of them like a ghost.
The tower glistens,
The tower glistens
to the people kneeling inside the prayer-house.
I wonder where God sits in that tower.
I wonder whose cries are louder.
I wonder what makes him cry.
There's a prayer-house right in front of my house.
A tall tower sits on top of the prayer house,
Jannatul Naeem Tasmiah is a student of English Literature at Jahangirnagar University.