Motivational / Non-Fiction / Under 250 words

Slave

A slave and you did not even realise.

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hats from ozThey told you that you were free to  wear what you liked…..

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so you became a slave to the fashion industry.

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They told you were free to do whatever you wished …………

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so you became a slave to your caprice.

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800px-Stapel_bakstenen_-_Pile_of_bricks_2005_FruggoThey told you that you were free to do whatever you wished with your wealth…….

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so bricks and mortars  and pieces of metal with wheels enslaved you.

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They told you that you only live once……

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so you made the Dunya* your paradise.

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They told you that slavery was abolished ………

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shopping bags by sainabut they forgot to tell you that you were the one exception.

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As Harriet Tubman beautifully articulated regarding her fellow Afro Americans; “I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed another thousand if only  they realised that they were slaves.”

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(Extracted from a Facebook post by Shaykh Zahir Mahmood, http://www.facebook.com/ShaykhZahirMahmood )
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*Dunya = life of this world and everything in it
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Image credits: www.hatsfromoz.com.au ,  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stapel_bakstenen_-_Pile_of_bricks_2005_Fruggo.jpg ; www.sainaprintpackgifts.com –
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