True Beauty of the Veil...
What do you see when you look at me?
Do you see someone limited, or someone free?
All some people can do is just look and stare,
Simply because they cant see my hair…
Others think I’m controlled and uneducated.
They think I’m not limited and not liberated,
They are so thankful that they are not me,
Because they would like to remain so “free”.
Well free isn’t exactly the word I would’ve used,
Describing women who are cheated on and abused.
They think that I do not have opinions or a voice,
They think that being hooded isn’t my choice,
They think that the hood makes me look caged,
That my life is totally outraged,
All they can do is look at me in fear,
And in my eye there is a tear.
Not because I have been stared at or made fun of,
But because people are ignoring the one up above.
On the Day of Judgment they will be the fools,
Because they were too ashamed to play by their own rules.
Maybe the guys won’t think I’m a cutie,
But atleast I’m filled with more inner beauty.(al7emdlilah)
See I have declined from being a guy’s toy,
Because I won’t let myself be controlled by a boy,
Real men are able to appreciate my mind,
And aren’t busy looking at my behind.
Hooded girls are the ones really helping the Muslim cause,
The role that we play definitely deserves applause.
I will be recognized because I’m smart and bright,
And because some people are inspired by my sight.
The smart ones are attracted by my tranquility,
In the back of their mind they wish they were me,
I have the strength to do what I think is right,
Even if it means putting up a lifelong fight.
You see I’m not controlled by a miniskirt and tight shirt,
I’m given only respect and never treated like dirt.
So you see, I’m the one who is free and liberated,
And I’m not the one who is sexually terrorized and violated.
I’m the one, who is free and pure,
And free from STD’S that have no cure,
So when people ask me how you feel about the hood,
I just sum it up and say “BABY ITS ALL GOOD”
This is my po'em which i have been working on for quite a while...its a dedication to all the muslim girls to be strong on their veils...inshallah my message spreads :)
specially those who live abroad...:) you maybe engaged in worldly affairs and may not realise that allah is watching and every thing has to be answered... HAVE UR RESPECT,LIVE WITH UR DIGNITY...
"A woman is a blessing from god who is to be unveiled by the one and only SOULMATE"
Thats my proverb ^_^