Poems By Fadheelah Patel

MY HIJAB MY NIQAB

 

Something religious

 That could determine my spiritual fate

Has sadly become

A political debate

 

How can a symbol of my faith

 A religious command

Be a threat to so many

that to remove it they demand???

 

Covering my head and face

Is a symbol of piety

An expression of love

for the ONE and ONLY Diety

 

Does it make me less human?

Why should it strip me of my rights?

Do laws that forbid it

Show the lawmakers might?

 

they Mock, abuse

taunt and shun  

at a piece of cloth

they poke fun

 

a simple act of faith

fills their hearts with terror

their hatred and prejudice

will leave them in great error

 

see the reality of my faith

the reality of this cloth which you hate

but how can you see with a vision warped

a vision fogged with which darkness you create  

 

so live and let live

that is my plea

remove your blinkers

 see the reality

 

DRONE GAME

 

Sitting in your drone

Is just a game

You hit targets below

Without any shame

 

You see no destruction

You hear no cries

Your radar is a toy

Selecting who dies

 

Blind man buff

You feel real tough

Your ears are muffed

You can’t get enough

 

You don’t see the pain

You don’t see the fear

You don’t see the carnage

You don’t see the tears

 

You master your game

Practice makes perfect

With a touch of a button

Innocent lives you wreck

 

So engrossed you become

So unaware!

So inhuman

But you don’t care!

 

As long as you have fun

As long as you “up there”

Nothing else matters

But your love affair

 

Your affair with Satan

A vow you have made

Married to your game

Together you celebrate

 

But marriages end

And so do games

 Your mind is left haunted

Without achieving its aims

 

 

 

You land your drone safely

You return to reality

Bereft of a soul

For you I feel pity

 

So was your game worth playing?

Having paid the price?                              

Your peace of mind you have lost

Are you willing to re-throw the dice?

 

Fadheelah

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