WORLD HIJAAB DAY 2018 CE

WORLD HIJAAB DAY 2018 CE

You say I’m oppressed but that stereo type actually suits you not me,I have seen how uncomfortable you get when I’m assertive because it really messes you up .

karimah world hijaab day feb 2018

That’s the Rant , here’s the Rub

One of my Poems

Why I wear the Veil

by Karimah bint Dawood    

 

Why I wear the veil

Why I choose to conceal

 When I choose to reveal

Is because this is my responsibility to control.

 

Why I wear the veil

Why I choose to conceal

 When I choose to reveal

Is the accountability

Of my soul.

 

I’m a bit apprehensive,

 That I maybe offensive,

 Because I know how frank and direct I can be.

I have to word this with diplomacy,

 And make you see,

In this complicated,

 Demonstrated and sophisticated society,

That this covering I wear was imposed on me.

 

By The Creator,

To protect my power,

 Each and every hour,

I come out of my sanctuary.

 

More than objectified,

I recognized

 that there was more than loss to gain.

 

The male gaze that objectified me,

A spirit far too fluid for any category,

I catch him look  me up and down

I frown,

Does he not see my crown?

 

I wish sometimes my face was covered too,

I was only in the queue,

To buy stamps.

 

Does he seriously think that he could really speak with me?

 Walk with me

 The path that leads to the infinite garden?

 

Why I wear the veil

Why I choose to conceal

 When I choose to reveal

Is because this is my responsibility to control

 

Why I wear the veil

Why I choose to conceal

 When I choose to reveal

Is the accountability

Of my soul

 

This is my choice,

 Hear this from my voice,

I choose to hide the fullness of my glory,

 A bedtime story for only those,

Sweet enough, kind enough,

Pure enough,

 Those intentions  I am   moor sure enough,

Have my best intentions at heart

Those whose heart seeks truth and rights,

 Love and light,

 And reflect most nights ,on the day that is past.

 

Did you know that there are those who do magic

 And tie knots in your hair?

Whose jealous eye seeks to bring you down,

Did you know that my pillow is clean

 free of smoke and pollution

When sleep at night?

 

Why I wear the veil

Why I choose to conceal

 When I choose to reveal

Is because this is my responsibility to control

 

Why I wear the veil

Why I choose to conceal

 When I choose to reveal

Is the accountability

Of my soul

 

I long for the day when I can reveal

To the chosen one

Be the moon to his sun

Under the protection of Allah,

After we make vows in front of the Holy One

 and witnesses two,

 And when the day is thru go home and make love,

 And he puts his right hand on my forehead

 And said

Oh Allah keep the evil away,

I wait for that day and night,

Asking for patience till the time is right,

 keeping myself busy and tight,

 With good sisters and brothers

 That’s why I wear the veil

 

Why I wear the veil

Why I choose to conceal

 When I choose to reveal

Is because this is my responsibility to control

 

Why I wear the veil

Why I choose to conceal

 When I choose to reveal

Is the accountability

Of my soul

 

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