Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Burqa and the Beard

The Burqa and the Beard

The Burqa and the Beard both stir the imagination
Underneath one layer of disguise there exists another
Religion and tradition are the two boundaries
Laziness and fashion create the two in-betweens

The beard is an out-poring of the facial facade
It hides the true intentions of authority
A burqa conceals an entire persona
The silky garb fortifies the visage of the mysterious face

The Rabbi and Imam make fertile their beards
Their wisdom matures as the hair spasms from black to silver and finally gold
Men ponder the passion inside the burqa, and
Discard its reality should it not favour the beard

The burqa is not of Islam
It is a guise intended to impede vociferous thoughts
Worn both to dignify and ostracize the flesh
Its intended purpose is to confuse chastity

A beard creates the look of age
It has migrated from authority to a joyful liberalism
Today stubble naively makes folly of the beard
We will soon see the beard angrily emerge from behind the burqa.

Thank you,
Joseph Pede

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