Mark of My FaithA Poem by Ami N.
A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her. ~David Brinkley
They ask me why I wear that thing on my head.
Is it because I’m bald, or a women - oppressed?
They tell me that this is
That there is no reason to cover up my body
Towel-head they call me
An Arab from a distant country
If only - if only they but knew
That I’m not afraid to be one of the few
I can’t help but roll my eyes and smile
At the reason why they ridicule me - my style.
They think they’re saying it to bruise me.
But in fact is does nothing but amuse me.
‘Cuz these clothes I wear
To cover my body and hair
You see, this is part of me
Here to preserve my dignity
I cover up because I believe in modesty
My body is not for everyone to see
I don’t want to be judged by the color of my hair or skin
I’d much rather be judged by what I have within
Why do they think that this isn’t my choice?
Don’t I have the power to raise my voice?
I’d much rather follow God’s rules and fashions
Instead of society’s - like the Monroe’s and Kardashians’.
Us girls are so much more than icons of beauty
We have brains and hearts - now wouldn’t you agree?
Wearing these concealing outfits gives us a chance
To make people realize not to judge us at first glance
God has made all of us women and girls
Hidden and beautiful, just like pearls
So our beauty we must keep guarded
And snide comments and words disregarded
So for all of you - the minority out there
Do what you know is right and don’t despair
And remember, not everything you do
Has to be between them and you.
© 2012 Ami N.
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Last Updated on April 1, 2012
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