Monday, January 17, 2011

A Girl's Heart Desire

I found this wonderful poem in corrected some grammatical stuff jadi akan sedikit berlainan dari yang original hehe cikgu English biasa lah. Muslimah out there this is for you :))

I want to take off my hijab,
and show it to the world,

that I too,
am beautiful by the people's definition.

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 pants,
to make a statement,
that I too,
have a figure and worth looking at.

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, girls

Can't you put away your heart's desire for something worth fighting for?

Love is all it takes.