About Rayna Momen

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Rayna Momen is a 34 year-old poet and sociologist currently residing in Morgantown, WV, where she was born and raised. She studied poetry and creative non-fiction at West Virginia University, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, with minors in English: Creative Writing and Women's Studies, before going on to complete a Master of Arts degree in Sociology. Although Ms. Momen has not published a chapbook of her work, her poem ‘Repercussions’ was published in the Shadows Ink Poetry Chapbook Series 2, Volume 6, and her poem ‘Frailty’ appeared in the February 2003 Fem-Zine published by the Female Equality Movement at WVU at that time. Ms. Momen has been writing poetry and haiku for many years, discovering her passion for the written word as a young child. Having been raised as a Baptist Christian with many unanswered questions and an aversion to blind faith, she began her search for a higher power. Memorizing and reciting the Lord’s Prayer was a rite of passage in early childhood. The following poem is a play on the prayer that unveils her insights on organized religion through personal observation and experience.