Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)

I died, “Unless a man is born again…”

Then I became a living being.

Before this I was with Allah, (but I did not know):

“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you”

“Before you were born I sanctified you”

I came from Allah by way of my father’s loins,

I bear witness of my Creator because He is.

Whose genetic makeup is anything like mine?

In His breath I was created,

and there is none other like me.

My fingerprints have never been,

nor shall they ever be.

The hurt and pain that I feel,

The long suffering caused by my incarcerations,

The death of my mother and my father,

My experiences through the obstacles of life-

proceeding me by mine open enemy—

Together these things are who I am.

Out of nothing I was created:

A little bit of this, a little bit of that,

From the dust of the earth,

A nucleic acid molecule-

in the shape of a twisted double strand.

Double helix that is:

the major component of chromosomes

And carries genetic information-

which is found in all living things.

Reproduces itself, Is the means by which hereditary characteristics pass from one generation to the next. DNA

About this poem

“Fire burns the dross from gold and makes pure refined gold. Centuries of pressure turn coal into diamonds. Out of darkness comes the light. Trials and afflictions are what truly define a man. And the pain in life causes one to think, discover, and create.“

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Submitted by TheArkProject on July 02, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme X X X A A B B X C D X D X B X X D X C X X X X B B X B X
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,142
Words 250
Stanzas 28
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

Raheem Muhammad

Active Revolutionist from Chicago, by way of New Jersey, Atlanta, Birmingham, and now NOLA; dedicating his life to establish a truly independent economic system for the poor and oppressed peoples of America first. Fighting for those faces you see and don't see on the websites: THE ARK PROJECT LLC THE BEEP INC. BEEP BLACK WALL STREET BOOKS I'm Muslim, I'm Black and I'm American so I guess I have three strikes against me LOL. I'm here reaching out to those concerned about the great divides that no-one wants to address and I'm here to address them head-on (Social Injustice, Islamophobia, Systematic Oppression, etc...). I am the author of this book: "Oh, Say Can You See!?" (Secrets) & Truth Is In The Art which shows how passionate I am about what was done and what continues to be done and ignored. Poetry is as a result of my life experiences as well as my opinions. They are my studies of the scriptures while paralleling them with history along with the present day's crimes against humanity, by those that claim to govern us. Keep in mind that my love for this country is beyond measure and incomparable. However, there are principles that a person ascertains to and therefore must stand upon. more…

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