February 11, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION


Sarah Pedramnia



Moon-dance Queen| Barbed Flower



_ BESIDES the Silent mirror,

Her hands swung up

Above her head

As she moved the bras and bells

The Moon-dance Queen

Shadows on her shoulders

Eyes watching the Arab Zil,

And Zills Shakin;


Two tip toes right

Two tip taps left

Leading wrist and hips like a cruel navy in a stormy sea,

Melting down like an ice cream as she moved her belly

Like a flag in the wind and bended her knees and slowly sat down

Eyes dagger behind the veil

Sea Serpent Rage, Callin,


Wearing a Nasal helmet


WHOSE Love Burned and Once destroyed

By Gods’ curse

Thunder and Lightning,

Now up to revenge,

Always to revenge,

the, “Moon-dance Queen”. . .


-No sin in watching her half nude body?


The “Kaif Khalifah”,

Besides the mirror;

In the front row

His wives wearing dark chador and burqa

In the streets. . .



(Seal of the Lord


Human disgrace?!!)


_ BEHIND the mirror,

Far away from them


[In another chapter of a fake Jihad

For God’s glory

(by God’s greatest foes),

Called Khavarij]



An Afghan girl-


Under Chador and the dusted veil

Has shed tears,

AShamed of the “Life” Taken away from her

By, the sword!


Smell BLOOD, Ruins of her house,


Kaif Khalifah*

Devouring the apple

Kissing “Her” shoulders “BESIDE the mirror”,

Leading Daesh “Behind”,


Cut the nose. . .





Sperms Running FAST

And their Rage Hit the

Defenseless Barbed Flower’s

NOse, Cut!



Isis wings, Coin belts, jewels*,


His Pants. . .

Barbed Flower……



“- I need a shelter to Helplessly cry,

Rescue me Lord,

ONCE upon a time

I tied my HEART to his SHOULDERS!”


“- I need a Shelter to Shamelessly Cry;

For “ONE” Night,

THY arms




[“Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!”]



“Khawarij’s Jihad!”*


Unarmed Flower’s Neck

Laid to barbed,

Hearts in Barbed Wire Fence,

Sword on her throat,






Notes and References:



Isis wings, Coin belts, jewels* are Arab Dance instruments!

Arabic Zil (Zill) is a belly Dance


Kaif (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Kaif )

King of kings. A person that is unpredictable and capable of surprising you any moment. Their creativity and ability to create a spark in any situation makes them a born leader no matter what the situation.

He really acted like a kaif in that game.

He will grow up to be a kaif one day.

Khalifah:http://www.thefreedictionary.com/khalifah /https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khalifa

The civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth; “many radical Muslims believe a Khalifah will unite all Islamic lands and people and subjugate the rest of the world

“Khawarij’s Jihad!”*




In a religious sense, as described by the Quran and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (s), “jihad” has many meanings. It can refer to internal as well as external efforts to be a good Muslims or believer, as well as working to inform people about the faith of Islam.

The concept of jihad has been hijacked by many political and religious groups over the ages in a bid to justify various forms of violence. In most cases, Islamic splinter groups invoked jihad to fight against the established Islamic order. Scholars say this misuse of jihad contradicts Islam.




The Kharijites earned their name (from the root kh-ra-ja meaning “to go out”) because they exited Islam and the Muslim community due to their heretical innovations. They will recite the Quran but it will not go beyond their throats, meaning it will not enter their hearts and they will not understand it.

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

    There will come a people from the east who recite the Quran but it will not go beyond their throats. They will pass through the religion just as an arrow pierces its target and they will not return to it just as the arrow does not return to the bow.

    Source: Sahih Bukhari 7123, Grade: Sahih


As a person who lives in a Muslim community and among them, no matter what I believe in, I insist that Islam in its nature is a peace seeking school as is Christianity and other religions but ideologies have always been mistreated and Used by those who wanted to take advantage from them.

I wanted to be a voice sending out the message that hatred, in every outer cover and judgment in every form, is despicable…

I have seen many people who judge Islam and judge or look down on people in middle east as a second class oppressed people. Well, this is definitely not right and wise people never regard borders, place of birth or religion and more than that, they never judge! and wise people ARE everywhere. So let us educate each other.

I’m sorry for the Afghan girl but I’m so proud of her that she chose to speak up and my message to her is that, nationality and religion are matters of a simple accident (the place we are born) but accidents place us in the situation to stand out and evaluate our consciousness and our spirit. Stand strong and know that Deep down if we believe in God and/or the true spirit and greater reason for our being, we would undoubtedly acknowledge that It is faith, respect and empathy that distinguish us.

Let’s be careful how We treat people. Life is worth trying. . .

I tried to highlight the positive and peaceful messages in Quran as far as I know as an outsider!

To express the true pain and anger, I have avoided Any self-censorship and that’s the reason I write most of my poems in English in the first place. I hope the readers do not consider it as a disrespect and the true humanistic message is understood along with my respect to all religious believers and religion, implied. . .

God bless





Sarah Pedramnia

I was born in 1983 in Tehran, Iran. I grew up in a family with humanist values and beliefs and was three when we realized that I was epileptic and was twelve when I realized that I have more to do than a normal person to be able to stand in society.

In 2009 I went to university and studied English Translation and am working on my thesis for a Masters. I have been working on poetry writing and fiction as a freelance writer and undertake complimentary literature studies.

I have approximately 50-80 poems in Persian and a few poems in English. I consider myself not as a professional English poet but with good potential and some good English poems.

I started writing two novels in Persian last year, ’10 days in love’ and ‘Two days in Paris’ and may just turn them into scripts.
Along with poetry, I am writing a story in English ‘The Lady Lavender’ which is a story of the conflicts and life of a woman in the 1970s, not accepted by society due to certain circumstances. Her name was chosen by the process of making Lavender Oil, in which you should first cut the sprigs and then let them dry. It was after my divorce three years ago that my perception radically changed and most of my works reflect my own life and challenges faced in my country as a member and in life as a woman.


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