INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2014
Dedicated to women Everywhere.
It isn’t my gender that makes me write
It’s that I want to be a defender of women’s rights
Of humanity too: particularly the oppressed.
We are not few who pursue this quest.
Me and the Deity
Me and the Deity, we’re OK
I talk to my God every day.
God knows my downfalls, the secrets I keep
Thoughts, problems confessions locked in so deep
They weigh so heavily like sunken stone
Shame me and pain me if left alone
I can shrug of misdemeanour and those stray bad thoughts,
The ‘f’ word I used that silence I brought
When I accused God of bringing disease, diversity and some good.
God forgave me. As only she could.
Malala Yousefsai deserves to be recognised for her bravery. So do many, but she has my wholehearted admiration. This is dedicated to her. Spoken through a parent's eyes.
I named her
After poetess and warrior.
In our home
with her family
absorber of knowledge
Spokeswoman for education
the deranged idea
that women should remain
by those who feared change
with a womb
Malala is proud
To be Muslim
Eager to learn
her destiny was
to catch a bullet.
How she lived is a mystery
The rest will be history.