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Yemeni Journey

Crash Course

I sit dumbfounded

by your arrogance unveiled

you paint the world

with your own thick brush

blur lines

between cultures,

traditions

personal freedom lost

so we all become blind followers

of the Western ideal

cover girl clones

you want us to breathe

the fetid air you expel

spent, lifeless, carbon copy

drones

repeat after you

’til we become faded photos

in the back of your scrapbook

a trophy, dismembered

and hung on your wall

you can’t comprehend

living and dying for a belief

framing a life with the words

of the Lord of the Worlds

following the best of mankind

step by step

you cannot grasp

the strength of knowledge

the certainty of truth

the spark stays lit

ages passed, trials faced,

it dances, flashes outward,

burns true

keep your false promises

bloody ideologies

to yourself

the truth we are upon

stands firm

’til the Earth’s burdens

are set free

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4 comments

Umm Salwa on April 6, 2013 2:53 am Reply

AsSalaamu Alaikum,
Alhamdulillah this was very good and well said. MashaAllah.

Khadijah on April 6, 2013 2:59 am Reply

Wa Aleikum Assalam wa Rahmatullah
BarakAllaahufeekee!

Umm Khadeeja on April 11, 2013 10:16 pm Reply

As salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullah

That is a great poem! أحسنت

Khadijah on April 12, 2013 4:46 pm Reply

Wa Aleikum Assalam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu
BarakAllaahufeekee!