The Dowdy Muslim

By Novid Shaid, September, 2010


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.


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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