Nasheed & Poetry

You set me free…

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You set me free…

They stare her down,
She’s covered from head to toe,
Except her eyes, dark brown,
Her hands, soft yet strong,
Feet, firm and quick.

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The Old and the New

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The Old and the New

Old jeans, new hijab
What to wear and what to not.
Old skirts, new hijab
Won’t my classmates be shocked?
Old jewelry, new hijab
My beauty was never for you to seek.

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Beneath Thin Strings

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Beneath Thin Strings

I appear to be “lost”
beneath this veil
that masks my intelligence, personality
Beneath this veil
that reveals my sense in fashion, how modest I choose to be, how high I wear my hair

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Headwrap

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Headwrap

This head is wrapped in more than just cloth, / this body is covered in more than just clothes / and I am more than what you think you see in me. / I wear humility on my back, / gratitude around my neck, / and respect across my chest / because modesty is my chosen style of dress.

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Airbrushed (poem)

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Airbrushed (poem)

There she stands in front of the mirror, her worst enemy because it shows her true reflection, / she tells herself she’s beautiful, but she only sees imperfection, / Airbrushed, / and, / hair brushed, / intoxicated with perfection, / they call it high fashion, but I call it oppression.

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