O Dhaka, I am dispirited and down.
I feel weak for what am I to do?
Instead of joy, paralysis is sown.
I pray that there is something I can do!
On and on, a string of sadness replays
throughout this blessed month of Ramadan.
Where is the happiness and joy I pray?
What am I to do during this time of reflection?
O Lord, give me strength to carry on;
so I can pray for my brothers and sisters.
Let me pray for those whose heart are torn
and for those whose heart is bitter!
Let me not fall into a cyclic trepidation
and, instead, reflect through meditation.
Let me not fall into the dizzying darkness.
and, instead, shine with a collective brightness!