The Dowdy Muslim

By Novid Shaid, September, 2010

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There once was a dowdy Muslim

whose face looked clumsy and cold.

She would waddle down the street,

looking down at her feet,

covered up in flowing dark folds.

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When she trudged on through the markets

or stood in queue like a dull figurine,

the other women so dashing,

with bodies like mannequins,

considered her image obscene!

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