The daily chronicle of my family as we embark on our quest to relocate from New York to Cairo... the impending journey to get there and the daily lives of myself, my husband and our four children... and other random thoughts while living in Cairo!

Looking to make contact with other Muslimahs who are like myself with small children living or will be living in a foreign country.

I invite you to share the experience with us as we try to make this happen!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Beautiful Poetry

Again, going through some stuff here and found another piece that use to adorn my desk... enjoy!

Pity Me Not

Pity me not
For the clothes I wear
Nor for the scarf that covers my hair

Pity me not
For my black garb
My modest air
My humble heart

Pity me not
For my lack of speech
Because my silent voice can always find a heart to reach

Pity me not
For my Muslim name
It is the sign of my honor and the badge of my fame

Pity me not
And call me oppressed
Because from society's norms I'm differently dressed

Pity me not
But try to understand
That I love my religion and I'm proud of who I am!

Pity me not
For following the divine way
But pity those who have been led astray!

Hmm... maybe this is why everyone (not all but some) in my office took such a disliking to me when I reverted- too much Muslimah pride! Oh, well.... LOL


hijabee said...

Beautiful. I love poetry. Thanks for sharing

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Francesca Najea Lujan said...

Mash'Allah, beautiful poem! Thanks for sharing.

M.J. said...

Love this! The picture is very pretty as well. I looove your whole blog layout. MasAllah!