To All My Cups of Tea

You calmed me the morning before an exam. You soothed me after long college hours in the afternoons. You gave me a boost whenever I needed...

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Hand Me Down Your Revolution

We haven’t spoken in eight years, so when she finds me on Facebook, it’s surprising that the conversation is as comfortable as it is....

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He Asked Her…

  He asked her If you were once what is beneath you, Then aren’t your sleeves a bit too see-through? Isn’t vulnerability...

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Something to Love

When you find a book you love, or when you watch or listen to something that touches your soul, one of the things that makes it more...

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13 Ways of Looking at My Mother

Her pale, slender fingers fly through my hair as she braids it in the kitchen on a Monday morning, while I panic, thinking of my bus to...

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Layla’s Miracle

The train slipped through the silent, snowy landscape. Most passengers were either returning home or vacationing. But one, a petite girl of...

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From Sadness to Satisfaction

Unexplainable sorrow alongside this blinding happiness as I read, With all my days of laziness and negativity, I now don’t agree. As...

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Dead Language

My heart sat on the window pane: bleaked; stripped; pounding. I reminisced of the stolen happiness sitting on my face. I rewrote my tears...

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What Makes Me Happy?

I love my Quran It helps me grow my eman I have already made a start By learning 9 surahs by heart I open it every day To lead me to the...

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Blissful Ignorance

I see her every morning. Some days, her head is held high, smile plastered across her face, daring anyone to do anything but smile back,...

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