Friday, October 13, 2006

A great poem written by my friend Miranda Dunn:

The VeilBy Miranda Dunn
What lies beneath the veil Jack Straw?
What lies cover your eyes striking you blind?
Why does the black veiled womanUncover the darkest corners of your troubled mind?
Shall we all take off our veils Jack Straw?
Is there a truth you hope to find?
The weeping mothers, the limbless men…
Wounds, which open their gaping mouths?
What lies beneath the veil Jack Straw?
Will Salome dance with the Baptist’s head?
What mystic secret will reveal the truth?
Fears your life will end with splattered Meat?
What lies beneath the veil Jack Straw?
Will you be swallowed by desert sands?
Your bones picked white by the vulture of time?
What is hidden by the veil Jack Straw?
What lies behind the veil Jack Straw?
A Muslim woman with an independent mind
Human flesh and human hair.
Eyes that see you as you are.
Do you want to take off your veil Jack Straw?
Will you fold away the tissue of lies?
The half truths that cover us with innocent blood
Will you put off your veil Jack Straw?
Will you put off the Veil?

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