Still Like a Wind

Nabila Abbas
Posted October 6, 2019 from Pakistan
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You may break me down everyday with your stinging words,

crabby lies and twisted norms.

And,

Still like a wind I will rise again

I seek freedom to live more.

Does my brazenness upset you?

For what reason would you say you are assailed with despair?

Because I walk like a queen of crown

Believing on my own dreams.

And,

Still like a wind I will rise again

I seek right to dream more.

Just like the moon and stars With the certainty of tides,

Just like beam of hope shining high Walking on my own feet.

And,

Still like a wind I will rise again

I seek pleasure to accomplish more.

Leaving behind every fear and doubts

With a clear vision to go

I will rise like a wind again

And,

I seek justice to empower more.

This story was submitted in response to GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable.

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Anita Shrestha
Oct 06
Oct 06

Dear
Yes we will find justice one day, need to wait, truth come with reality

Nabila Abbas
Oct 06
Oct 06

:)

Lisbeth
Oct 06
Oct 06

Hi dear,
I pray you keep rising like the wind and we all haha. It's not easy sometime when tradition and cultural norms hold us to the ground.
I remember sometime at UAE women were not allowed to drive. I was like seriously, if I got my own car should I not drive. These are setbacks but we shall keep rising like the wind.
I am very glad if this your post, it made my day.
Regards

Nabila Abbas
Oct 06
Oct 06

Thanks Dear :)

Tarke Edith
Oct 06
Oct 06

Hello Nabila
How are you doing
Indeed sister a strong woman must be still like the wind . have a great day and thanks for sharing.

Nabila Abbas
Oct 06
Oct 06

Hello Tarke,
I am doing well :)
Thanks for your lovely support

maeann
Oct 07
Oct 07

Hi Nabila,

Still like a wind you will rise again!
And be Empowered. Your vision is your goal. Keep it coming...

Nabila Abbas
Oct 07
Oct 07

Hello Maeann,
Thanks lovely for your support :)

Jill Langhus
Oct 07
Oct 07

Hi Nabila,

Thanks for sharing your ever so powerful poem, dear. You're so strong:-) Congrats on also getting it published, too! Very cool:-)

XX

Nabila Abbas
Oct 07
Oct 07

Hello Jill :)
Thanks lovely for your generous support :)

Jill Langhus
Oct 07
Oct 07

Hello again:-)

You're very welcome! It's an honor, dear:-)

Hello, Resilient Nabila,

This poem reminds me of Maya Angelou's poem Still I Rise. Thank you for sharing!

Nabila Abbas
Oct 08
Oct 08

Maya Angelous is an inspiration definitely :)

I could tell. :) I love Maya, too. I just don't know how to write poems. Haha. You are as strong as she is. Keep writing those powerful poetries, dear. :)

Nabila Abbas
Oct 08
Oct 08

Haha so sweet of you.
Your such a wonderful lady dear :) Thanks for your generous support and love.

Thank you, dear. So are you. :) You're welcome. :)

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Oct 08
Oct 08

As salaam alaykum Sister Nabila,
Shukran for sharing your poem and your voice. Inspiring and uplifting. This we women need on a daily basis. What we seek is within us is true.
Shukran Jaziylan!

Sister Queen
queenshebavillage.org

Nabila Abbas
Oct 08
Oct 08

Walikum salam,
Jazak Allah dear :)

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Oct 08
Oct 08

Al Hamdulilah! Shukran sister,

ANJ ANA
Oct 15
Oct 15

What powerful and motivational poem,,,, with eagerness, willingness to take optimistic effort, and all the positivities.
Keep shining and inspiring my dear Nabila.
love and regards,
anjana

Nabila Abbas
Oct 15
Oct 15

Thanks dear :)