Two strangers

I look at you, yes my eyes caught you.

I look as though amazed, inspired and educationally driven.

I look at you to learn from you.

Don’t mind me if I stare a little more than I should, would you stop me?

You just need to look back at me and smile!

I look at you because I like how you look and admire how God beautified you!

I look at you injecting my positive outlook and welcoming dialogue.

But I cannot figure out why you look at me.

Why you stare so deeply almost killing me with your looks.

You look at me in despair, raising your eyebrows with uncertainty!

I intend no offence; all I want to do is to read this Holy Book.

I continue to read quietly with a state of peace but you shake your head in disapproval.

I don’t argue, I stay calm, reminding myself it’s Ramadan.

I wish you could speak though and raise your concerns!

Or perhaps I understand!

Yes I understand, for I am liberated in every sense.

Behind this veil you will find an intellectual nation,

Ingredients of success.

And unfolding stories!

I am soft but strong and have a great sixth sense!

I know you are ashamed of your judgment upon me!

How you dream to be different,

You want to learn more about me,

But you are disabled to your inner soul and imprisoned to your social upbringing!

Let go and be free

Like me.


Don’t be shocked,

Yes I speak English!


About Samra

Poet and fundraiser for humanitarian causes. Lives in London
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2 Responses to Two strangers

  1. Rivera says:

    Your words.. as beautiful as always.. invoke much thought. Perhaps there will be a time we, “Two Strangers”, can.. “Let go and be free”.. and communicate further.
    Blessings to you.

    • Samra says:

      Thank you so much, this is actually based on a true story! I actually only covered bit of the story! I love interacting with people and want my smile to be inviting to conversation and dialogue! Sometimes we have to accept there is pride and there is prejudice. Stay blessed and look forward to your feedback

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