O the women of Gaza

                   Don’t look at me that way

                   Cover me

                   Surround me

                   Shroud me

                   Bury me

                   In the ashes of my shame



                   O the children of Gaza

                   Don’t gaze at me that way

                   Freeze me

                   Tease me

                   Release me

                   And seize me

                   In the ices of my flame


                   O the men of Gaza

                   Glance at my soul anyway

                   Remind me

                   Wake me

                   Alert me

                   And shake me

                   In the shade of my blame






                                               Turgay Evren




I am a Muslim Woman 

Feel free to ask me why 
When I walk, I walk with dignity 
When I speak, I do not lie

I am a Muslim Woman,
Not all of me you’ll see 
But what you should appreciate 
Is that the choice I make is free

I’m not plagued with depression 
I’m neither cheated nor abused 
I don’t envy other women 
And I’m certainly not confused

Note, I speak perfect English 
Et un petit peu de francais aussie 
I’m majoring in Linguistics 
So you need not speak slowly 
I own my own small business 
Every cent I earn is mine 
I drive my Chevy to school and work 
And no, that’s not a crime

You often stare as I walk by 
You don’t understand my veil 
But peace and power I have found 
For I am equal to any male

I am a Muslim Woman 
So please don’t pity me 
For God has guided me to truth 
And now I’m finally free!

This poem is NOT by me,just thought it was cute..I am not sure of the author.