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Immigrants are animals!

Immigrants are animals!

Okay!

Thank you for that Mr. Trump but can you be a little more specific, like what type of animals? I prefer being a tiger, or maybe a falcon. An eagle will do. Just out of curiosity what type of immigrant is your wife?

Oh, wait you meant illegal immigrants.

 Okay!

Interesting. Can you please describe how legally your ancestors came into this land? Yeah probably knocked on people’s huts and asked to enter. Or perhaps they sent birds over the Atlantic Ocean, indicating that they were coming on huge ships with glitter and other sparkly happy things. Yeah, that makes more sense.

“They’re bringing in drugs,” yeah please do tell me more. Is the CIA also considered Mexican, since they’ve bought in drugs as well? (Not my words- read this).

“I think Islam hates us,” first of all yes. Yes! We do- but I can’t speak on behalf of the 1.8 billion Muslims. Second of all, I think as Americans everyone hates us.

“The U.K. has a massive Muslim problem.” Hmm how about we built concentration camps, and throw them all in there. Maybe gas them, oh wait we’re already doing that. How about throwing them into ships, tying them to shackles and taking them to another island where they can be slaves, oh wait that’s done too. How about killing them- no that’s done too.

How about sending them to space that’ll solve, “the Muslim problem and the Mexican problem,” because these issues are a threat to the world. Mexicans, Muslims, blacks and any other minorities. An international crisis.

 Yes! President Trump, you are absolutely right, my beef samosas and my Mexican friends’ empanadas will kill you because they’re so damn delicious. But just out of curiosity have you ever tried tacos. How about Briyani?

Okay! Since this issue is solved can we now focus on the less important issues like education, health care, gun control, black lives matter, the Palestine crises, nuclear warfare? Syria. Global warming. Basic human rights and actual immigration that doesn’t involve race and religion.

Maybe if we stopped arguing, fighting and playing the blame game, the world would be a much better place.

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Please don’t be Muslim!

Another shooting …

‘Please don’t be Muslim’
the thought echoes in my mind
the man was white
but Muslims in a mosque have died.
For a moment there’s relief
at least people won’t blame hijabs and beards
at least when I walk down the street
I won’t be feared.

But as the thought sinks in
and I go through the news
the shooter wasn’t a terrorist
but an angelic soul who was lost
and didn’t know what to do.
He had a troubled past
and more excuses will be thrown
Muslims are an issue
let’s finish this problem
by using guns and drones.

I hate myself for thanking God
that the shooter wasn’t someone of my kind
but why should it matter who killed
because at the end innocent people have died.

As a Muslim, I’m not only a danger
but now I’m in danger as well
why fear the universe
when the world has become a living hell?

Because of a few
we all have to pay a price
if I could take off my skin and my ethnicity
I promise I wouldn’t think twice.

Maybe if I was a few shades lighter
or maybe if I altered the way I dress
the world would be accepting
and I wouldn’t be oppressed.

At first, I was scared of walking down the street
because I was afraid people would blame me for the bloodshed
now I’m terrified someone would come
and shoot me because of this thing I’m wearing on my head

We’ve closed our borders
our hearts and now our eyes
we’re offended by brand names
by celebrities
but not when someone dies.

Those people in that mosque
in that school
in that church
in that club
in that train
in that state
they all died because of someone else’s hate.

I’m not disappointed
none of us are
we’ve become immune to all this fuss
in a few days
we’ll forget everything that’s happening around us.

We’ll morn for a few days
and we’ll walk and crowd the streets
Then after a few months
we’ll watch this vicious cycle repeat.

But why should it matter if someone is
Hindu,
Sikh,
Christian,
Buddhist,
Muslim
or Jew
why can’t we just exist
without dividing the world
between me and you

‘We need stricter gun laws
regulations
marches
and prayers to solve this issue.
but maybe….
a little Humanity would do the job too.

But I am not God!

But I am not God!

I know, but you can be the answer
to someone else’s call
you can be the net
to someone else’s fall.

You can be the shade
to someone else’s rain
and you can be the salve
to someone else’s pain.

You don’t need to be a superhero
to wipe away a tear
you can be the courage
to someone else’s fear.

Look my love
in a world where you can be anything
I ask you to be strong
put down your ego
and for once be the melody
to someone else’s song.

I know you don’t have powers
but you must save yourself too
because only then will you help
someone else get through
you don’t need to be powerful
to help another soul
but if you can
then I ask you to be someone else’s cure.

Be kind, my love
Poetry book coming soon…
‘Curing My Venom’

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