Thursday, April 18, 2013

Day 8: Can I just be different? by Hana Aw-Dahir

Can I take a risk just to be let down?
Can I be a loser without telling me my faults?
Can I stray away never be found?
Can I cry in public without persecution?
Can I sing in the rain without being swept away?
Can everything just be ok?
Can I bring peace to the Middle East and say I was American?
Can I hold my beloved without attaining sins in the form of curses?
Can I attain pleasure in the form of gays?
Can I tell you to F-off without having you leave?
Can I show you how beautiful I am without shedding who I am?
Can I walk down a street chanting crazy slogan?
Can I befriend a friend who has no designation?
Can I gaze into the mirror without being vein?
Can I pursue the less attainable without settling?
Can I be born in a Country that lives for death?
Can I drive and never deviate from my own lane?
Can I forgive you without forgetting?
Can I disappoint you without having to say sorry?
Can I be imperfectly perfect?
Can I be any more human without sounding pathetic?
Can I be misunderstood just to be understood by me? 

Hana Aw-Dahir
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