A Rose, Shrouded
Posted: 16 August 2011
Word Count: 94
Summary: This is my first attempt at the Persian poetic form, the Ghazal...hence the subject matter.
Take a rose then shroud it with drab cotton.
Is this the way we repay Godís bounty?
Cut off the bloom and hide it behind walls.
Is this the way to recognise Godís beauty?
Bleed the poppy to enslave the people.
Is this the way God wants us to behave?
Cut out tongues that voice all female wisdom.
Is this why God created Eve?
Cage the mothers then expect accomplished children.
Is this how God envisaged family?
Blindfold half a nation,destroy their hearts,their souls.
My God weeps at the way we use His word.
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