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Small Blessings

October 19, 2010
By WinterFairy PLATINUM, Chicago, Illinois
WinterFairy PLATINUM, Chicago, Illinois
45 articles 15 photos 111 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't dream it. Be it."
"Singing is praying twice, and dancing is singing with the body."
"Paper is more patient than man."
"Where you live shouldn't determine whether you live"


Tolerance
Is a small blessing
I need it for who I live with

Silence
Is a small blessing
I don't want him to hear me cry out

Obedience
Is a small blessing
I have to do what he says

Pain
Is a small blessing
I have to know I'm still alive


The author's comments:
I think this could be broken down into a few facets, but what I'm really trying to focus on is Muslims (with no offense intended!!). I saw on the news that in Afghanistan (?) it was made legal for men to beat women as long as there were no physical marks. I saw that and thought it was terrible. This is supposed to be about a teenage girl who gets beaten by her father over there, but like I said, it could be interpreted different ways. (And like I said, I'm not trying to encourage prejudice against Muslims, but this is just how I feel about that law. I know not all Muslim men beat women, but making it legal?? Come one!)

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. said...
on Feb. 12 2011 at 6:11 pm
Thanx Osvaldo! :P

on Feb. 12 2011 at 3:12 pm
ossiecastro5 PLATINUM, A Single Light In, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
I'm not saying anything, I'm just saying.

That was a good poem. And you are right, it is not right to beat on women.......