Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Look at me...
Look at me.
Tell me what you see.
A girl dressed conservative?
Or a girl safe and free?
Do you see me as a voiceless woman?
Or a respectful one?
Do you look around?
Or notice things but me?
Do you see the men nodding respectfully to greet me?
Do you hear the voiceless acknowledgement when I pass by?
Do you see me trying to get attention?
Or do you see a carefree woman?
I don’t dress the way you do.
Nor do I speak that way you speak.
I act the way I should,
And be the person I am to be.
I make men and woman want to know me for who I am,
Than by judging how I look.
You might say that I’m socially imprisoned,
But this is who I want to be.
I don’t like to exploit myself to the world.
And I definitely don’t like lowering myself to certain standards.
I am a Muslim woman.
Born to be.
And I will carry it out,
The way it must be.
Proud and strong and faithful to Allah.
That is the person I choose to be!