I have not been deluded into thinking that
the world is at ease
I am not a barbie doll
Oh so easily pleased.
I possess a brain. Intelligence.
Which you choose to ignore,
for fear of being teased.
You judge me by my pretty clothes
That’s the only thing I know
My knowledge and intellect
by you who see through blinded eyes.
My turn has arrived.
And I shall speak.
I am as free as a Fairy Flycatcher in flight
And my hijab is my soul
If I love it
Why can’t you accept it?
Copyright Aakifah Mahomed 8 July 2014
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