They said I’m oppressed and that I should dress like in the West,
But they said we should be free, so why can’t they just let me be?
A life free from those who see,
My life is captivated, just my Lord with Me.
Far from being oppressed, enlightenment is what I possess,
An understanding that I am not competing for the best dressed,
But only for the best gathering, that the Lord Himself will have addressed.
You see “oppressed” is a state of mind – weak, controlled, perhaps even possessed,
A mind neglected or maybe even rejected,
Submission to ignorance – hence the truth has no chance.
Contrary to oppressed, I am liberated – no longer afraid of what I can or can’t see.
Able to see that the oppressed is not me – that the oppressed is the ignorant, who don’t let differences be.
Afraid of what’s different and what they don’t understand – they say “ignorance is bliss”, so the veil they want banned.
They say the veil is oppression, the epitome of women’s suppression,
Well I say ignorance is oppression, leading to your own depression.
Because you live in fear of the unknown, hence you come to reap what you have sown.