Frustrations

Unable to focus
The taunts, shouts, screams surrounding my body
Engulfing my soul in the many moments of
My life filled with words
Of hate
The many insults, curses, stares
Glares, points, snickers, laughter…

All eyes on me
I’m no celebrity
But why, then?
Yes, I’m an alien to them

Unable to focus
Trying to think
Did I wrong them in some way?
My history is as pure as it could be
The many insults, curses, stares-

Stop!

All eyes on me

Unable to think
But I must
Why must you hate me?
Loathe my presence?
Despise my very existence?

I… think I’ve got it…
I don’t look like you
I don’t dress as you do
Oh, and I’m muslim too
That’s a good reason in your eyes?

Ah… well… see
But I don’t hate you, even if you do me
I just… don’t understand how
You can have such strong emotions for me
And I’ve never met you before… in my life.

©2007 Asmah Najib. This work or any others by this artist are not to be distributed or used without her consent.

Frustrations

Asmah Najib

Joined December 2007

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This was actually powered from my reaction of September 11th. I was just as devistated, just as pained as the rest of America, yet, people judged me. They conscider me a terrorist because I dress modestly and have a different idea on worshiping God. I was, in fact, frustrated, and disgusted by how many people disliked me and even hated me just because of my religion.

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