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Becoming One

This is a poem I wrote to describe attitudes towards Muslims guided by both ignorance and understand- ing. The scenes of violence describe the fear and distrust after the 9/11 attacks. However, the “awaken- ing” symbolizes obtaining the knowledge that follow- ers of Islam are not to be feared more than any other human being.

I see the fires and feel a flame
Serene sky ignited by moon and star
My tongue is crushed under the hatred
Too much to express
Becoming Dumb

I see his sword rise high
Sawing, killing, butchering
The countless Innocent

I awake

I see him sleeping next to me
Our breathing soft and in unison
Becoming One


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