My Hijab

My Hijab
March 21, 2017 BGCMA

Sierra J., 15
Douglas County Boys & Girls Club Member 

Sierra’s poem will be featured in the 2017 Marel Brown anthology, recognizing the best and brightest young writers from Boys & Girls Clubs across the city. Watch them perform at the Power of Words event on April 25, 2017, 6pm at the Woodruff Arts Center. Visit http://www.bgcma.org/power-of-words/ for more details.  

My hijab covers me from head to toe

While people stare in woe

Questions, questions, questions, they ask

“How can you wear that, may I ask?”

Sometimes it takes time to fit in

Or only being remembered as the girl who wears that thing

Well, may I begin?

My hijab is for me, fitting me perfectly

Giving me confidence to hold my head high

And, yes, sometimes I want to cry

Sometimes it’s hard not to be like the rest of them

But do I still try? Why, yes, of course

I show my beauty in many ways

By my hair and my scarf

By my skin and my garments, that covers it

I may not be perfect, I may not be the best

But when I put on my garments

I am an easy breezy beautiful

Covered girl