A Poem about me, for me

Posted: May 31, 2014 in Art & Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Social, Thought Crime

A poem written  for me by a Facebook friend, Marie. Thanks Marie, this is lovely ❤

I reject the mold for which you made me.
I abhor my foretold role.
I deny the tomb in which to keep me.
I am I. My own. A human. Whole.

MY choice to cover (or not) my body.
MY choice to uncover my mind.
MY choice to demand equality.
MY choice to leave misogyny behind.

Yes, to you, I am apostate.
Yes, to you, I do blaspheme.
But to me, I am courageous;
And all slavers I will defeat.

My old god cannot shame me.
I, alone, own my soul.
Allah’s zealots cannot quiet me.
I will speak out for those alone.

Photo on 2014-05-17 at 23.19








Marie’s note: This was written for my friend Emilie de Strange (Juli Jalaludin) who left Islam and now lives day to day subjected to barrages of insults and death threats (online) because she dared to break free of fundamentalist religion. I love this woman and she is one of the strongest people I have ever known.

  1. Totally encouraging to know the courage to stand up for what you believe in, and not what you are forced to believe in. May your voice never be silenced by all who impose their beliefs on you but may you always speak for what is just and right …and free.

  2. eric says:

    you are weak person actually

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