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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"

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

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

Is a small blessing
I have to do what he says

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
39 articles 9 photos 68 comments

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.......