Free 2b Me

I want to be Free
Free 2b Me
Like all the other souls on the earth
Who were granted this freedom from birth
But that isn’t in the cards that are followed
They evidently weren’t cut for me to be allowed
To be Free
Free 2b Me

I want to be Free
Free 2b Me
To live, act, think, and be
Whatever it is “I” want from me
Yet everyone around feels it’s their place to say
Exactly how I am to act, and it’s always their way
Never it seems for me that I will be able to be
Free 2b Me

I want to be Free
Free 2b Me
No guidelines or considerations
Of my fellow earthlings’ hesitations
Being who I simply am
And not being “in front of the camera” acting like a ham
Rather, being who Allah (swt) made me to be —
Free 2b Me

I want to be Free
Free 2b Me
Spiritual, sensual, intense and passionate
But oh no, the world just isn’t having it
Never would I ever be permitted to live life
As I am — servant of Allah (swt), entrepreneur, mother, and wife
It just wasn’t meant for me to be
Free 2b Me

I want to be Free
Free 2b Me
Witty, articulate, colorful and fun
All that is fine for me as long as it’s done
In a way everyone else feels I should act
I can’t set myself apart from the pack
Never am I able to be
Free 2b Me

I want to be Free
Free 2b Me
It seems that unless I get nasty
Or reside inside a church’s sacristy
That the world’s judges, jury, and executioner
Who ironically are also my prosecutioner
Will ever allow me to be
Free 2b Me

I want to be Free
Free 2b Me
I am Sumaiyah, nice to meet you
Have I once told you what YOU should do?
Did you not know that Allah (swt) is my guide?
What makes you think you can take me along life’s ride?
Now is the time for me to speak up and let you see
That I am Free 2b Me…

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