Ode to My Hijab

February 27, 2012
By faatimah97 BRONZE, Brampton, Other
faatimah97 BRONZE, Brampton, Other
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This soft cloth
Flowing in my hand
Feels so smooth
Feels so delicate

This quiet cloth
So beautiful
So shy
With its design
Of precious threads
Moving together
To create
This masterpiece

This simple cloth
May not be so
For if you look closely
You would uncover
The reality behind
This cloth

This shield
Has a job to do
Not only to protect
But to expose
Modesty
Integrity
Dignity

To be
Without
My cloth
Would I still
Be me?

I owe
So much to
This soft cloth
This quiet cloth
This simple cloth

This shield.

The author's comments:
Hijab is the head-covering that some Muslim girls wear. Most think that Muslim girls are forced to wear it, but I wanted to somehow say that I am not, and that my Hijab means a lot to me.

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