Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mister the Sheikh.

Tell me mister the Sheikh -- have you ever been down and out ?
tell me mister the Sheikh -- have you really tasted it all ?
Tell me mister the Sheikh, what do you really know about Life ?
Have you ever been a lump of dough in an anonymous baker's hand ? have you ever walked the streets with empty pockets ? have you ever stood on curbs selling yourself ?
Tell me your highness, tell me what do you know, apart from your sermons, apart from your cushioned safe existence, apart from your certitudes...tell me what do you know ?
Tell me what do you know mister the Sheikh, apart from wagging your finger like a dog's tail
Have you bled, have you cried, have you screamed in solitude ?
Shaken not stirred..stirred not shaken
Tell me mister the Sheikh
tell me...

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Failed Shepherd

I am not God, thankfully not God. But I can imagine had I been a God or Goddess, had I been an It, I would probably be counting my lost sheep by now...

The shepherd has failed big time...he dispersed the livestock, the herd instead of gathering it together. He substituted the gold calf for the innocent lamb...he led them astray into thorny pastures, pitting them one against the other, one against the self...

Maybe the failed shepherd thought he was doing some good, but maybe he never thought, maybe he never engaged in thinking...

Maybe the shepherd was just a viscerally frightened sheep himself, lacking trust...maybe he was hoping to be taught a lesson from his herd...I don't know, am not God.

All I know is that he led them astray...and it's going to take One Almighty Shepherd to bring them together again.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Insides...

They want to get into my insides...they always want to get to the insides of a woman.
They have an army of them....moralistic preachers...the women at the forefront.
They want to shut you up...from the truth
you carry it diligently, vigilanty, a trusted gift.
They will use all idioms, all sentences, all phrases...they will denigrate you, slur you, exclude you...
They will put you down, belittle you.
They will accuse of heresy, of madness
they will call you names, all sort of names
they will threaten you, harass you, stalk you
they will lull you, coax you, play with you...

Don't give in
Don't give up
Your insides
You've already come a long way.

Resistance...

Resistance is like Water...like Fire.
Resistance is like prayer...it starts with words...
It says There is no God but Allah...
It turns its face to the East
then
it starts ploughing...

It first pulls out the bad seeds, the unwanted weed
Resistance is not stupid, it can differentiate...
Resistance comes from Experience
If you don't experience, you can't resist.

Resistance is not about Words
Resistance is about Principles
It's about Human Dignity


The West gambled on you...
it erased Dignity from your vocabulary
Slaves have no dignity

Do you want to become slaves
all over again ?
you long for slavery
being patted on the head
Is that how desperate you have become
for a little approval ?!

Stand tall and proud
You have roots.
I am here to remind you.
They want you to forget
but am here
to remind you.