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Rendition

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Rendition

I look pleadingly
into their apathetic eyes
as they pull out
the last of my fingernails -
The pain is excruciating
and I pass out amid my
heartrending screams.

When I come to
I am engulfed
in total darkness.
I find myself lying
it appears in my own
blood, sweat and filth.

I try looking around
but could see nothing;
I touch gingerly
and find my eyes
swollen shut,
My nose punched
into a bloody pulp,
My lips torn open and
all my teeth knocked out.

Jesus, where am I,
What have they done to me,
What do they want of me,
I know nothing
I am just a regular Joe
struggling to raise a family,
Hoping to live the American dream;
What would I know of the
Jihadi cell or the terrorist network?

I begin to quiver in sheer fright -
Oh God, did they bring me here
just because my name is
M U H A M M A D?!

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  1. Date: 11/15/2012 2:42:00 PM
    One would pray this isn't happening yet being realiztic it probably is ..in various forms all over the world, in order for there tto be a victor there needs to be a victim? horrid horrid Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 5:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Susan's "Wrongful Imprisonment" contest Abdul. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 12:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win, Abdul! hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 6:40:00 PM
    Great write. Congratulations on your win. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 10:31:00 AM
    Good morning, Abdul :-) Congratulations in Susan's "Wrongful Imprisonment or Sentenced " contest, deep subject... always~ PD

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 6:46:00 PM
    CONGRATS ABDUL ON A MARVELOUS WRITE AND WIN LUV ..

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 10:43:00 AM
    omg thats scary........Seren

  1. Date: 10/22/2012 3:50:00 PM
    It's scary to think of the racism like that. Very good poem.