we gave you a country
opened our doors
a wife willed herself to you
a woman one of ours
she gave you a child
and we claim her too

just as
we claimed you

could not find your place
hatred secretly waited
always does when we lose love
life is hard for us too
you added to that challenge
ask Allah to help heal the damage

in our hearts
and your soul too

the light will always
outshine the darkness
two sides we all share
what else is there?
biology shows us
we are all the same

we don’t outnumber you
we are you