By Nicholas Slayton

I pray in Cairo
In order to touch all faiths
To see where they come together
And despite their views, they are one

I pray in Cairo
To see the old church
To stand in the presence of icons
Of martyrs, who gave all for their spirit

I pray in Cairo
To feel the history of the synagogue
To bear witness to the memory of Moses
And the souls that do not flee

I pray in Cairo
To think of the world from within the mosque
To find serenity and calm
Where the people work for a better now

I pray in Cairo
Not for belief or seeking absolution
But in the hopes that here, in a city of three faiths
Peace and understanding can be achieved