I Choose To Believe

I Choose To Believe

I choose to believe.

I choose to believe despite your ideologies
despite your tyranny
despite your armies
despite your authority
despite your patriarchy
despite your genocides

I choose to believe because the One who created me had also created you
because the One who created me did not command tyranny
because the One who created me never made you a prophet
because the One who created me never deified you
because the One who created me never claimed to be you

you were never my creator
and you were never my god

we may appear to worship the same god
perhaps even share identities
but we were never the same

I belong to none
I worship none
my worship and actions belong only to God

Patriarchy

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Patriarchy

patriarchy is not only murder,
rape or physical abuse

it is also when you police us with laws
and when societies shame our rights to choose

we have the right to choose our attire
and to choose our beliefs
and to choose independence
and to choose our education
and to choose or not choose abortion
and to choose or not choose procreation
and to choose where we come and go
and to choose our relationships
and to choose our friendships

we simply have the right to choose
we have other rights, too

we have the right to live without fear
the right to express ourselves
the right to be heard
the right to be seen

patriarchy is more than just a few tragedies

we simply have the right to be free

May We See…

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May We See…

may the sun no longer rise
on evil that is deified

may crops no longer grow
on fields of lies

may we see beyond our eyes
for truth is denied
lands are vilified
saviours are crucified

perhaps one day the skies
will no longer rain
for they would shed tears
far more than for Noah’s Flood

Sacredness

 

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“Sacredness”

my face is beauty’s reflection

my soul is a breath from God

my voice is a weapon

my heart is my guidance

my mind is my strength

my veil is a crown

my language is knowledge

my blood is sacred

know that my blood is no less sacred than yours

every last breath
every last cell
every drop of my blood
are holier than your laws
are holier than places of worship
are holier than your norms
are holier than scholars
they are holy simply because they exist

I am sacred because I exist

we are all sacred

just one part of me amounts to whole nations

 how you destroy so much sacredness!