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 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Belle

10 Years Ago

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



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This might be a shocker to some but the Koran never talks about a veil . All it says is that women and men have to be modest in clothing. Most of my family are not veiled but one or two. It is their choice. The Koran says :" Let there be no compulsion in religion". All that you see was a tradition that women used to wear ( By the way men wore their headress too ) . Some theocracies force it and I don't agree with that for they are going against the teachings of their religion. It was and still is like the nuns in Catholisim still do wear their veils .
Personally I don't believe in it for I have studied and challenged others to show me that .
By the way some groups in Christianity still wear a sort of a veil like the menonites
and other conservative groups. It was mainly to denote married women from non married women . The bible says according to Paul that if women don't wear the veil in their church they should be shaven . You can check for yourself that.
A good write and traditions provoking.

Posted 10 Years Ago


One woman can make a lot of difference, don't you think?

Posted 10 Years Ago


Belle

10 Years Ago

Exactly my point. So the question here is not in fact why do we allow ourselves to live in a predete.. read more
Freedom longs love....
This is a wonderful philosophic topic...

I can talk about this more with you in private one day!
For not harm others, in a free Dutch way of thinking,
(as actually you did too here) but I know I will hurt people
By my sharp and honest tongue sometimes...
I know you and me can handle... :) and Pax too :D
xxx Such a lovely write to make ponder anyone...

E.L.

Posted 10 Years Ago


Belle

10 Years Ago

Yes, I understand Dearest. I've known you as woman with honesty.
It will be of my most want to.. read more
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Pax
Kabayan I can say you’ve touch a topic that creates a barrier to the beliefs of some…It’s deep and symbolic…. I can say I respect the reality of the facts showed in this country I’m in.... But ” being cage creates something hidden”,” like a desire suppress then explode in silent”…

“I can say there is something hidden in the depths of the veil…”

Literally a bird in a cage is lonely reality of domesticated animal…hope someday it will change, the mindset of things…like every human or animals have the rights to be free to do things on his/her own bidding…


Posted 10 Years Ago


Belle

10 Years Ago


I understand Kabayan, I think respect for them with regard to this practice comes out to you .. read more
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TLK
I'm not overly fond of veils, but I'm not sure that they in-and-of-themselves stop a woman from expressing herself.
As part of an overwhelming patriarchy, yes, of course. But the veil is just one symbol of that insidious imbalancing -- a woman can wear a veil for her own reasons and be totally free.

We must accept this in order to formulate a good argument against theological oppression, otherwise we will look like the oppressors.



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Belle

10 Years Ago

Thank you for this excellent response. No side of issue in my poem can escape from the views that yo.. read more
TLK

10 Years Ago

"most just accept this theological oppression rather allow themselves to practice transgression."read more
Belle

10 Years Ago

You gave me a great idea. Thank you so much.
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 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Belle

10 Years Ago

Thank you Diego for this insightful review. I think, anti fascism, resistance and liberation ideolo.. read more
sad isnt it may i never cause shame to my own like others of my kind. Women are to be cherished not tortured and demeaned

Posted 10 Years Ago


Belle

10 Years Ago

Thank you Sire for taking the time in dropping a review.
Don't feel sad for it is not your kin.. read more
Good question raised in the poem. People raised in a prison. Don't know they are in one. If you are raised with certain customs. They become part of you. I like this poem. Good use of question and strong statements. A outstanding poem.
Coyote

Posted 10 Years Ago


Belle

10 Years Ago

Sadly, culture teaches human of what role should have in their lives.
Thank you Coyote for thi.. read more
The cruelty of man can take many guises. A lot said in so few words.

Posted 10 Years Ago


Belle

10 Years Ago

Oh my I just read your new poem. I found it very powerful, left me speechless so I did not leave a r.. read more
Distant horizons

10 Years Ago

Thankles manymegamuchly :-)
Belle

10 Years Ago

:))

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