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Look at me

Not at the scarf on my head

Look at me

Not at the body you can't see

Look at me

Not at the images on TV

Look at me

Not at the oppression you think you see

Look at me

Not at the domination you say you see

Look at me, at the face that stands before you, at the girl that stands in front of you..

Look at me and listen..

 

I’m sick of the stares, sick of the glares..

The misconceptions, the thoughts, the ideas

Thoughts and ideas that I can see in your eyes

The way your eyes don’t meet mine

The way you turn and change your mind

Like I’m something undefined, an out of this world find

Thoughts and ideas that I can almost hear

“What century did she come from?â€

“Let’s get out of here; we don’t know what’s under thatâ€

“Look at how she’s dressed, she’s must be so oppressedâ€

You don’t know me, you don’t understand me..

So stop with the judging and hear me

 

The clothing that I wear, the covering of my hair..

I do it for my Lord, the one Creator..

Not because of man, no human dictator

One goal in this life, and that’s pleasing the Maintainer

 

So I try to turn the other cheek, to let it go…

But at times… it’s just too much.. too much handle, too much to bear

 

I often wake up hoping it’s all a dream…

Wishing that things were different

Praying that I wouldn’t have to answer the same questions,

Over and over…do you have hair? Do you have ears?

If it’s education they’re seeking, I would not care

 

…sigh…

 

But those times are few.. my faith, it leads me through..

So today I wake up with my head held high

Grab my backpack, and head out the door..

As I cross the street, I wave to my neighbor

After a right at the corner I hear a honk and turn around..

“Go back home†the driver yells…

I sigh and continue walking …. But this is home …

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PropellerAds

:sl: Sister,

Mashallah very beautifully written.

 

Wasalaam. :sl:

Edited by mrhyder

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Assalam Alaikum

 

Mashahallah.. Keep it up :sl:

 

I liked the poem..

 

May Allah swt protect our sisters around the world.. ameen

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