Visions behind the Veil

by Kireasha L   Mar 17, 2016

: a dedication to the Islamic woman

Do you see what I see, I see beauty.

Look into my eyes; feel the soft winds as the veil begins to move.

The sun beams down, a true reflection of modesty is displayed. Why explain this exquisite material to a heterogeneous society.

A covering of elegance is simply misunderstood.

Size four or size eight is considered an attractive shape. The veil is insipid, stigmatized, and offensive.

There is a lack of understanding from the rigid cells of the fellow neighbor.

Look into my eyes, see what I see, feel what I feel.

Let the obvious unfold like a flower opening on a sunny day.


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  • 2 years ago

    by Maple Tree

    Judge Comments:

    A delicate and unique poem by new member Kireasha this week.

    A beautiful and insightful dedication ... I feel had such a deep double meaning. I can see and feel survival within each line. Strength and yet sorrow... but opening doors to beauty.

    Her ending lines truly dazzled me... just a lovely poem by this lady!

  • 2 years ago

    by Em

    This is an open and honest write. We shouldn't judge what we don't know about but we unfortunately as a society do.

    Lovely write.


  • 2 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    I find this write very honest and your words are felt with each line. I agree with Bob-people fear what they don't understand and if they don't know what the culture is about. Beauty is within and never judge by what one sees.

    Congratulations on the Win!! :)

    Welcome to the site too :)

  • 2 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Congratulations on this much deserved win - lovely to see some "new blood" with such talent.

    All the best,

  • 2 years ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    I love that last line, and this makes my heart soften. Your compassion in each line shows and makes me want to challenge myself to be less judgmental, and more understanding. There's a whole culture and beauty behind what we don't even know or care to take a second glance at.

    Congrats on the win! Glad to have you here on PnQ & can't wait to read more of your work :)

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