struggle Tag Archive

An Anachronism of Sorts

Poem by
Mar 5 · 6 min read

At first, I simply thought I didn’t matter. Not necessarily because my voice, being so soft, was ignored or spoken over whenever it...

An Uninvited Guest

Shaziya Barkat
Poem by
Jan 11 · 4 min read

an uninvited guest settles in the valley of my heart makes a home within my chest and refuses to depart the mountains of my lungs are...

Where Will You Turn?

Poem by
Nov 14, 2016 · 5 min read

When the going gets rough, where will you turn? When inside the chest you have a sensation that burns And a myriad of enemies attack you so...

Makkah: The Kingdom of Hearts

Essay by
Nov 6, 2016 · 7 min read

“Indeed, there is in the body a morsel of flesh, if it is sound and wholesome, then the whole body will be sound and wholesome and if it...

A Letter to My Son

Essay by
Jan 2, 2016 · 4 min read

My Dear Son, I’ve dreamt of you many times, of what you’ll look like, sound like, act like. In my dreams you are everything I had...

Balancing My Muslim & American Identity

Memoir by
Apr 2, 2015 · 6 min read

My stomach clenched. Surrounded by an unpleasant stench in the gym, I froze with fear as my physical education teacher informed us that...

You Are Ethereal

Essay by
Mar 13, 2014 · 4 min read

This is a message to anyone who has ever struggled, with anything: You’ll be okay. Sit back and remember; Allah loves you, a lot. You...

Hearts of Gold

Poem by
Jul 30, 2013 · 2 min read

It gives a new meaning to time, This annual beauty, manifestly sublime That transforms minds, purifies souls, And turns rusty hearts into...

Burn Away

MYM Staff
Poem by
Feb 27, 2013 · 4 min read

I. I walk upon what ceases to remain, Where neither wall nor beam was spared. I walk on broken glass of windowpanes On a night when no one...

Inner Inferno

Story by
Nov 27, 2011 · 4 min read

A blank page stared at me from the monitor. Thoughts pounded as they raced to put words together. Twenty-six little building blocks were...