Poem Archives

On My Way Home

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Feb 22 · 3 min read

“All aboard!” the attendant proclaimed / I checked my map and boarded the train / This was the route that would ease the pain......

Stuck

Fatimata Cham
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Jan 31 · 1 min read

A word has been written across her face...A word has been written across her hijab......

If I Weep

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Dec 21, 2017 · 4 min read

if i weep, it’s because i can only hold onto grief,   and if i cry, it’s because there’s no place for me,   and...

Her Name Meant Mercy

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Dec 14, 2017 · 3 min read

When I first saw her, I couldn’t yet perceive That this veiled figure would be the friend of my dreams Whose existence was hidden from me...

Un-blocked: Tackling Writer’s Block

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Nov 22, 2017 · 4 min read

My river of ink has finally run dry and its bank of blank sheets are vast, haunting. How do I pull my pen across the foe that frightens me...

Awake at This Hour

Maryam Abdul-Kareem
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Nov 15, 2017 · 2 min read

To be awake at this hour, submitting to my Lord / Awake! / To the nourishment of the soul...