Veil

Veil

A Poem by Belle

How can a bird born to fly

Lives in a cage to sit?

How can a woman born to joy

Must wear veil in her head

that forbids her to spread her wings?







 

© 2013 Belle


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Belle
...re-publishing for educational purposes.

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I agree with Coyote, a good question you ask here. Many Western countries question these restrictive societies, especially of Middle-Eastern countries, and ask why? why do these people countinue to allow themselves to live this way? It is sad that there are still huge swaths of humanity that at the very least, are not allowed to decide how, they choose to live. I think it is inherent in every human being to want spread their wings... A good poem Belle, that made us think

Posted 8 Years Ago


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Belle

8 Years Ago

Thank you Diego for this insightful review. I think, anti fascism, resistance and liberation ideolo.. read more



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very good thoughts were expressed in this poem region and customs tend to take away the liberism we fought for as human kind . good use of metaphors and analogy to express this very commendable point of view bell :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


In the context of the modern society, I feel that every woman is already given the opportunity to spread her wings in the sense that whatever the veil she wears could be the result of her choices. It is also by choice whether she shall keep or discard that veil. However, I likewise believe that there are some instances in today’s society wherein a woman is restricted to pursue her passion or career because of traditions like in the case of our Muslim sisters or for non-Muslims, in an extreme case of marriage wherein a woman is being prevented from pursuing her passion or career by reason of obsolete beliefs. This piece is short yet very stimulating.

Posted 8 Years Ago


life has a way of putting our dreams on hold, it contains us in so many ways...you need to break free from your ghosts, pull the veil off and spread your wings.

Posted 8 Years Ago


This is a simplistic piece at first glance but at its core is a wonderfully deep thought striking poem! Bravo on the write and the meaning behind it! It is wrong that a woman cannot have joy due to things that are placed on her as mandate and such. Everyone should be able to spread their wings and strive toward their goals and passions! :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


Let the guard see
how his prison is now free

Spread your wings and fly
Don't be afraid, don't be shy!

You got to break the tradition
let them see your motion.


Posted 8 Years Ago


HI, beautiful, again you touched me by your words. Very nice pattern & write. It's you that shows some reality again n again by your reflection.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Belle

8 Years Ago

Another review from you. I am really glad that you are being touched by my words, I just wish I can .. read more
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Gawd, this hits close to home... You have no idea how many questions like these reeled inside my head. Questions that are never meant to be answered.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Wow, so much said in such few words. This is incredible Belle, such a strong write. I admire your strength to say what needs to be said. :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


I would say the mind that is willing to ask, and to challenge the answers received. I applaud the open mind. Well done, Belle.

Posted 8 Years Ago


I can't help thinking that you using the veil here to indicate the symbolic veil of making women second class citizens in a male dominated society .women given a certain place in the world subordinate to men.women not allowed to live to their true potential through community and societal pressures , a veil of the mind. Women in the west too are veiled so to speak. I do take the point though that in places like Saudi Arabia women do not have a choice in the matter. Thought provoking write. Lovely.

Posted 8 Years Ago



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