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    Malekelm New Member

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    The Girl in the Red Hijab

    She wore it like a forest.
    (Knowing it well
    after her mother
    And so it kept her safe
    Dry, full, and warm
    Where it would leave
    Most of you otherwise)
    Hiding within the cover of its brush
    Capering from tree to tree
    Appearing and then un-appearing
    Not much you can offer her
    That she can not find within it
    And so she giggles
    at your searching eyes
    Your lending hand
    It’s tawny flesh

    She wore it
    Like a crescent moon
    On the other side
    of the sky
    that you can not
    Quite put your finger on
    Wrap your head around
    be enlightened by...


    Like a nameless
    Un-introduced friend
    Who's hand she holds...
    Cryptically--
    A friend? a sibling? a lover?

    Like the sweet scent of cinnamon
    Seeping from a strangers window
    Fading from memory--yearning remains
    Clear as water, Elusive as rain

    Like a leveled labyrinth
    An unspoken riddle
    Made to obscure a truth
    You were never meant to touch


    Posted By Malekelm | Dec 10, 2011
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    MsJacquiiC Poetica Magnifique

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    Beautiful piece - I've often wondered the purpose of the hijab. This poem makes it seem less a way to cover up a woman's entire presence,but instead, a garment of security.

    Interesting read =Thanks for the share.

    J.


    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Dec 11, 2011
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