by Sanjida Shaheed

I am made
Of water and earth.
But there is light
Inside me.

I have a heart
That is free
From disorder.
But the emotions inside
Do not function
Like clockwork.

You may judge me
By my skin colour.
But know that
There is depth
– That you do not see –
Under my skin.

I am a blessing,
But you may not
Perceive that.

I am ordinary.
But I matter
In the most
Extraordinary way.

I am a cause.
I am a rebel.
I am love.
And I am hope.

But you will not recognize me.
Until you recognize
Your own self.


Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: March 21, 2013
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