By Dunia Ramadan, Guest Blogger
You struck a match To light me on fire But I am not made of wood I am a volcano! And there is lava now flowing Gently through my veins You built a wall To keep me out But I am not a lamb I am a bird! And there is a breeze now blowing Gently through my soul My veins are heated by the God of Resistance And my soul is flying with the God of Liberation By the God of Mercy, I am alive. You made a mistake! You made a mistake! When you proclaimed God is with you Don't you know that God says: Verily! My Mercy overcomes my Wrath.
Dunia Ramadan was born and raised in Massachusetts. She is currently a full time mother of three little children and a part-time student at Claremont School of Theology studying interfaith chaplaincy. In 2011, she and her husband founded an organization called Impact Southern California that specializes in rapid permanent rehousing of homeless and at-risk populations in the west end of San Bernardino County. She is an active member of the Middle Ground Muslim Center in Upland, and she lives in Claremont with her family.