Sunday, May 21, 2006

The Veil

they say, "poor girl, you are so beautiful you know
it's a shame you cover your beauty so"
she just smiles and graciously responds reassuringly.
"this beauty i have is just one simple part of me
the body that i have, no stranger has right to see
this long clothes, this shawl i wear, ensure my modesty
faith is more essential than fashion, wouldn't you agree?"

this hijab, this mark of piety
is an a act of faith, a symbol
for all the world to see
a simple cloth to protect dignity
so lift the veil from your heart to see the heart of purity

they tell her "girl, don't you know this is the west and you are free
you don't need to be oppressed, and ashamed of your feminity
she just shakes her head, and speak so assuredly
"see the billboard the magazines that line the checkout aisles
with their phony painted faces and their airbrushed smiles?.
well, their sheer clothes and the low cut gowns they are really not for me
you call it freedom, i call it anarchy"

this hijab,
this mark of piety
is an act of faith, a symbol
for all the world to see
a simple cloth, to protect her dignity
so lift the veil from your heart to see the heart of purity
lift the veil form your heart and seek the heart of purity

The Veil, from DAWUD WHARNSBY ALI


sejuk jer

i'm not perfec.

2 comments:

aQieYa said...

wah wah awek kau ye are~peace? comel gituh

HaFiDz ByLz @ Ude @ ToBey said...

unfortunately, tak..huhu