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Who am I ?

Valentines and Christmas,
I certainly cannot miss,
mother's day and father's day,
brings my family bliss,
More recently Ive indulged,
In celebrating dewaali,
holi is so colorful,
makes me glad and jolly,
yes there are two eids as well,
but oh such boring affairs,
I like to get in bed and sleep,
when im back from the prayers,
weddings, mehndis are the best,
merry dances and great fun,
sometimes they are christianlike,
but mostly indian,
but amidst all the frolic,
of this flashy world,
there's something i can't recall,
as i go round in swirls,
who am i exactly?
and why do i exist?
where did i begin?
and why do i persist,
who were my forefathers?
were they too,like me,
did valentines and Christmas,
bring them as much glee,
did they celebrate new year's eve,
Holi and Halloween?
was their life just like mine too,
wrapped in glittery sheen?
I cannot summon into my mind,
anything of my past,
but i know so very well,
this Christmas will be a blast


                                                                         --  Zeenat Khan, Islamabad  06 Dec 2010



Who am I ? -2

You look at me and call me oppressed,
Simply because of the way Iím dressed,

You know me not for whatís inside,
You judge the clothing I wear with pride,

My bodyís not for your eyes to hold,
You must speak to my mind, not my feminine mold,

Iím an individual, Iím no manís slave,
Itís Allahís pleasure that I only crave,

I have a voice so I will be heard,
For in my heart I carry His word,

ďO ye women, wrap close your cloak,
So you wonít be bothered by ignorant folkĒ,

Man doesnít tell me to dress this way,
Itís a Law from God that I obey,

Oppressed is something Iím truly NOT,
For liberation is what Iíve got,

It was given to me many years ago,
With the right to prosper, the right to grow,

I can climb mountains or cross the seas,
Expand my mind in all degrees,

For God Himself gave us LIB-ER-TY,
When He sent Islam,
To You and Me!

Why should I compare my values with others
I will do like my Khove forefathers
Why should I follow outsider traders.

-  Dr. Khalil (Jughooru), Canada 07 Dec 2010



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