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Poem: America Needs a Muslim President 

(an open poem to Donald Trump)

America Needs a Muslim President

America needs a Muslim President
saying "Peace be upon you"
when addressing the nation


America needs a Muslim President
whirling dervish
dancing the path of enlightenment 


a Kareem Abdul Jabbar kind of President
defeating adversaries
by rising gracefully above them

America needs a Muslim President
who speaks words of love just like Rumi

a euphoric kind of President
who sings qawwali music during Hail to the Chief

a Muhammed Ali style of President
with the courage to be jailed for what he believes

America Needs a Muslim President
meditating inside the Mountain of Light

A Sufi President
greeting diplomats and dignitaries
with Dances of Universal Peace

A Captain Humayun Kahn kind of President
willing to put his life on the line for his country

America Needs a Muslim President
touching the Ka'bah stone in the heart of each human



who rewrites the tax code to be more zakat
as holy means to bring wealth to the poor

America needs a Muslim President
transcending the walls that surround us

a Hafiz inspired President
who lets their own thoughts become a beautiful lover

a prophet President
purifying the hearts of Congress with verses of truth

who has Gabriel and Michael
as archangel advisers

an honest President with no ties to investments
practicing sawm fasting from all corporate greed

America needs a Muslim President
a woman like Malala Yousafzai

a faithful President
whose heart is purified by angels when sleeping

who brings peace to Jerusalem by entering Heaven
and there discusses prayers with Moses and Jesus

America needs a Muslim President
chanting Dhikr Divine names in the White House

America needs a Muslim President
building Taj Mahal shrines to love

—Brett Bevell
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