I want to open my hijab,
and show the world, that I too,
am beautiful in the people's definition
. But, deep down here
, in my little heart,
I know that beauty is by definition,
a mystery. and it is forever more rewarding
, to be beautiful in God's eyes.
, I want to wear ruffled dresses and tight jeans
, show off what I really look like,
under those baggy shirts and loosely fitted pant
s, make a statement, that I too
, have a figure and worth looking a
t. But, I know better
, to avoid entering the world of men's imagination
, for I love my future husband
, and I am ashamed
, what should be his
, has already been unveiled by others.
, I want to show the world
, the other side of me
, the bubblier, bolder,
and crazier me.
put myself on display
, for everyone to see, to be desired,
and admired upon.
I know that eyes are not just eyes,
seeing is not just seeing
, image and respect are gained
, shame and humility deserve a better place,
Because in the end
, it is not just about me
, I carry a lot of impressions and expectations,
of what a Muslim girl should be,
I am covered by the word "Islam
" the moment I walk out of my door,
So don't be selfish girl,
Can't you put behind your heart's desire for something worth fighting for?
Love is all it takes.