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
Don’t be shocked,
Yes I speak English!