If The Whole World Was Blind, How Many People Would You Impress?

IMG_0643Some days ago I was going through my facebook newsfeed and I read the quote that titled my post “If the whole world was blind, how many people would you impress?”

Later on, I searched on the internet to find out that the citation is part of a poem that this popular Canadian poet named Boonaa Mohammed.

Here is the all poem and the link to the video in which the poet performed it.


Maybe you’re smarter than me,            

Or maybe you just know how much your worth?

Or maybe you don’t need anyone to tell you you’re beautiful 

Cause you already knew that the day you came out the womb

Maybe you know too much, or maybe you just expect the worst 

Or maybe you aint trying to be nobody’s baby unless he speaks with your dad first 

Maybe you’re saving yourself for heaven cause you can’t stand this earth

Maybe you’re saving yourself from hell, Iblis and the ones who are cursed

Maybe you see past deception, maybe this world is a lie

Maybe we’re like in the matrix, but you’re unplugged and you can fly

Maybe you just wanna go back home so you stare at the sky 

Maybe you know the difference between living and just being alive

Maybe you are a slice of this life’s ultimate prize

Cause maybe your mind has been divinely designed

But maybe it’s just me or maybe its maybeline

Or maybe I should do a better job at lowering my gaze but honestly you’re amazing

And I treat you like a queen cause you give me no choice

My sister in deen it is time to rejoice,

For you who believe and work righteous deeds,

There is a garden of bliss, for all of eternity 

If only you would believe what your eyes could not see

Which begs the question what is beauty? 

Maybe it’s the way her bodies shaped or the way she’s dressed?

But if everyone was blind, how many people would you impress

The best couldn’t care less for tight jeans or a short dress

Or those shirts that expose what God told you to protect

And I don’t mean to sound rude, but how could you approve of any dude

Who doesn’t mind sharing the whole world with you?

And he don’t think you’re beautiful, he think your booty full

Glossed lips with make up on every single cuticle, and it aint cute at all 

Cause if those shoes hurt your feet, why don’t you just take them off

Some girls think that pain equals sexy, and if you got it show it off 

But nobody even looks happy with those plastic smiles on

And those magazines are wrong, forget men and their songs

Love yourself first before you take anyone else on,

And to love yourself is to love the one whom which all love belongs

There is beauty in creation, but creator really got it going on

There is something seriously wrong, with pre-teens in thongs

And middle aged moms who cant see life move on

So they tell wrinkles to be gone, buy hair to make it long

You cant keep it real, cause you dont even know who you are

You women are oppressed, forced to flaunt your thighs and chest

And before puberty, you already on a diet

Promoting nudity, like it’s some kind of natural science

But you’re a diamond, I shouldn’t even see past the glass cage unless I’m buying

But if you have no shame than do as you please

Cause what is beauty, but an extension of modesty?

So maybe she’s right, maybe she does deserve respect            

Maybe she walks around feeling like a superhero with that scarf dangling from her neck              

Maybe nobody is forcing her to wear it,               

Maybe she would never leave home without it,              

And maybe she don’t care what people think, cause most opinions aint even valid              

Maybe she feels free; maybe she has peace of mind              

And maybe she’ll give you a piece of her mind if you step out of line,              

Maybe she isn’t perfect, but maybe she’s trying              

Maybe she is just taking things one day at a time              

Maybe she laughs and maybe she cries              

And maybe you would be surprised at everything she keeps inside             

Maybe she hears every single word said by those cowards               

Maybe she has no problem defying all those who doubt her              

Maybe she is a warrior and the silence is getting louder               

Maybe she wears that shield cause every single day is a battle               

Maybe she is more than the skin she is in,              

Maybe we should start learning how to love what’s within              

Maybe God only knows all the places she has been              

But maybe she comes back to him, again and again              

Maybe she’s not afraid to die, just afraid not to live              

Maybe I am not worthy of everything she can give              

Maybe she is kind, sweet, pure, gentle and suitable              

And maybe, just maybe she is beautiful



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