The Vision of Karbala in a deathly dance
When a Martyr great faced the lance,
Of shameful Shimr for Islam to enhance,
No war of weapons or battles' sound
Equals this tragedy all world round,
No hero hooked to holiness stood
With such head held high without shelter or food.
His trumpet spake not to an armed throng
But to seventy-two saints, the celestial strong
They all sang their heavenly song
Giving their all to avenge a wrong.
Satanic sceptres arranged with awful eye
This orgy of blood without a sigh
While our Sovereign Lord was passing by
In scorching sand to answer people's cry.
For Islam's unity he surrendered his head
With his darling children he nobly fed
The starving Ummat on its death-bed
Because through sacrifice are nations made!*
L. 4 Shimr, full name Shimr b. Dhel-Jawshan, was the most notorious figure in the Ashura incident.. He symbolizes cruelty and atrocity because he was reportedly the person who decapitated Imam al-Hussein. He instigated and dispatched his men to attack and plunder the tents on Imam al-Hussein's front.