Monday, January 10, 2011

Group Poem 16 (ekphrasis): Muslim Girl-The Plight of Sisters

1.Muslim girl engulfed with materialistic possessions

2.latest trends: Iphone, Ipod, Ipad, Imac.

3.Running for attention and acceptance.

4.Leaving traditions and modesty- like recyclable ideologies.

5.Trapped in a society that favors immodesty, fornication, and seductive music lyrics.

6.Subservient females whose lust are money and men.

7.Losing Muslim identity like quick sand,

8.replaced by westernized definition of happiness and success.

9.Befriends wicked and fake Muslimah missionaries the calling of trouble and destruction.

11.Late night texting, partying and alcoholic drinking.

12.Ciroc & Grey goose chasing, cigarette & kush blowing, hopping, hookah bar chilling, one nighters and morning hangovers

14.Acceptable virtues and routines,

15.unislamic but grand delusion of fun and happiness.

16.Lacking strong parental guidance, easily peer pressured

17.into streams of dating and loving insecure boys who

18.secretly sin and publicly lie.

19.Victims of bad childhoods, abuse, neglect, loneliness and confusion.

20.So they prey upon women’s kindness and love,

21.good Muslim men hard to find and often

22.left to settle for less and less

23.than her potential and self worth.

24.Muslim girl obsessed with fashion and appearance,

25.torn between the hijab and stylish hairdos,

26.on and off with the hijab as she pleases.

27.Muslim weddings, business meetings, job interviews, and shopping malls.

28.Blind to religious modesty and self preservation.

29.Dresses to please herself and potential bystanders.

30.Skinny jeans, booty shorts, miniskirts, tight jilbabs, high heels, and convertible hijabies for all occasions just not Muslim occasions and Eid celebrations.

32.Foreign to the Qur’an and Hadith,

33.but glorifies and obsesses over

34.gossip magazines, movie stars, tv shows, and rap artists.

35.Muslim girl- master of disguises fools even the wise.

36.Lying about whereabouts, always citing the Masjid, MSA meeting, & Muslim conferences

37.but always with the in crowd partying and hanging out.

38.Living the good life, not minding the consequences just partying and chilling,

39.bumping to Drake and Lil Wayne, full time groupies loving from a distance.

40.Wishing deeply to be loved and appreciated, searching day and night for her

41.true one; sadly looking for him in all the wrong locations.

42.Muslim girl lost in a digitalized world, her means of socializing

43.Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Myspace, Skype, and Text Messaging

44.Living in a World Wide Web phenomenon.

45.She finds comfort in intangible relationships,

46.2,000 friends and followers, popularity sooths

47.the sleepless night, tearful cries, broken heart,

48.regretful lies, actions and desires.

49.Muslim Girl praying for better nights and days, be herself and not others be like Aisha, Khadija, and Fatima

52.not Beyonce, Nicki and Taylor.

Awil Jama
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