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Please Don’t Believe The Hype was written by Donna Frances Stacey and is another compelling poem from those featured in The Muslimah Speaks: Her Voice, Her Spirit. Donna is proud to follow in her late mother’s footsteps as a writer and enjoys expressing herself, and her Islam, through poetry and prose. A revert to Islam, she feels humbly blessed, honored and infinitely grateful to be part of such a beautiful community and way of life.
Please Don’t Believe The Hype
I’m a kind of anarchist;
don’t believe the hype.
Kick against those that impose,
I must conform to a certain type.
I am anti anti-Christ,
don’t wanna kick against him.
Christ never asked us to abase or misprize us,
to pander to man’s every whim
In a chauvinist den
that would have us submit;
airbrushed, naked; so-called liberated,
and if we kick then it’s OK to hit.
A contemporary rebel with a concrete cause;
reclaiming my dignity, my right to choose.
I’m a kind of anarchist, a hijab-sporting feminist;
eking out facts misconstrued.