I want to open my hijab,
and show the world,
that I too,
am beautiful in the people's definition.
deep down here,
in my little heart,
I know that beauty is by definition,
and it is forever more rewarding,
to be beautiful in God's eyes.
I want to wear ruffled dresses and tight jeans,
show off what I really look like,
under those baggy shirts and loosely fitted pants,
make a statement,
that I too,
have a figure and worth looking at.
I know better,
to avoid entering the world of men's imagination,
for I love my future husband,
and I am ashamed,
what should be his, has already been unveiled by others.
I want to show the world,
the other side of me,
the bubblier, bolder, and crazier me.
put myself on display,
for everyone to see,
to be desired, and admired upon.
I know that eyes are not just eyes,
seeing is not just seeing,
image and respect are gained,
shame and humility deserve a better place,
Because in the end,
it is not just about me,
I carry a lot of impressions and expectations,
of what a Muslim girl should be,
I am covered by the word "Islam" the moment I walk out of my door,
So don't be selfish girl,
Can't you put behind your heart's desire for something worth fighting for?
Love is all it takes.