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Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado

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beautiful dark-eyed girl
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beautiful dark-eyed arabian girl,
silence and loneliness is her world.

living in a land of strict ways,
she knows that she has to obey.

for if she doesn't she will be beaten,
and her emotions will feel eaten.

she wants to go out of this limited world,
and for her, loneliness and sadness is unfurled.

must not have her face show, listen to a man;
how much more of this must she stand?

can't go out in public, must be kept inside,
why must this beautiful woman hide?

in response to my arab friends, i know a lot of arabians aren't like this, but i was thinking of a book i had read where the husband mistreated his wife and little girl, and this poem came to my mind. i hope i didn't insult anyone with this. if i did, please accept my humble apologies.

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Reviewed by Bonnie May 1/15/2008
wonderful poem, heart felt too. It is sad to know you are not free to be who you are. Lovely job. Bonnie May
Reviewed by Cathrine Hottran 10/27/2002
good one
thx :)
Reviewed by Victor Jensen 10/21/2002
I pray for the world's injustices and my heart cries for these poor abused persons. Vic
Reviewed by Roger Ochs 10/19/2002
I just finished reading "My Forbidden Face".
This anti-woman balderdash is no more a part of the Koran than homophobia is part of the New Testament.
Reviewed by jude forese 10/19/2002
very well done...
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 10/18/2002
A flowing poem
you did well...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/18/2002
You did well Karen...your compassionate heart is showing;-)
Reviewed by Jenni Kalicharan 10/18/2002
Good write...emotions well portrayed..
Jenni
Reviewed by Ed Lupinacci (Reader) 10/18/2002
a great write with plenty of culture
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 10/18/2002
Very sad!
Reviewed by Bianca Boonstra 10/18/2002
Good write :-)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/18/2002
good write, karen...(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 10/18/2002
This is sads but well written
Peg.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 10/18/2002
Good work and very sad.
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 10/18/2002
Yes dear, for some the burden is light and for some the burden is ponderous. Masarat is lucky. Good write. Bill
Reviewed by Masarat Daud (Reader) 10/18/2002
Wonderful to read you again hun...I see you're still writing from others' perspective. This one's touching but all Arabs aren't like that. Some people got a bit ahead and suppress the women, let's leave them as the exception. Good write!

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