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UNTOLD

Untie my clothes that tightens me Undo my deeds that are wrong Unaide the wrong paths that I take Unhurt my soul that keeps me comfort Unblock my way that I pass Unbreak my heart that is shattered Unfold my carpet and let me walk on That I will feel …

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PINE

PINE In the middle of the night when all are serenely at rest my throbbing chest is now a blight and never alright   In the middle of the night when all bodies rest my pitiful mind is always awake and airtight   My restless body never finds sleep it …

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THE VISITOR- RAMADHAN

  We Muslims say a big welcome to an annual guest that has just visited us in the holiest of days.   We Muslims welcome that month that deprives us of manna and zamzam that month that draws us closer to Allah that month that gives us a feel of the …

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A LOVE EPIPHANY: THE ROAD TO DEATH

In this vast world of wilderness I am indecisive of where to belong I am a free bird that wanders And feeds on the earliest worm Wondering, if there are caged birds?   I am a free bird and egoistic Even the wilderness revolves around me I felt I owned …

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HEAL ME SLOWLY, MY WOUNDS ARE HURTING

They never told me growing was hard. They never gave me a hint. They never showed signs of their hardship. No one ever told me anything. I wallowed in my own sufferings and sorrow. Puberty was tough, fun and deceitful. I normally don’t talk about these things but then it …

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That moment when I decided to let go!

I did it without regretting and never wanted to turn back. The moment I decided to let go, I was not looking back. I was tired of the comments people passed about me when they knew nothing regarding me, myself and I. They only knew the person I let them …

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Finding me in myself

There was a time when I did not know what I was doing. I was just there, living and following the crowd.I was doing what everyone was doing that I forgot my identity.I totally forgot about myself. What I liked, my favorite color, my favorite food, my favorite movie and …

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What Friday means to Muslims

Friday. The sound of this day flatters the heart of many and churns the stomachs of others. To many, Friday is the last workday of the week. It brings ecstasy thinking about it because of the days that come after. Saturday and Sunday. The thoughts of it make people fluky …

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BEING A BLACK MUSLIM LADY

  I was born black, to parents I did not choose and in Africa. I never had a say in these things. Nature chose these for me. I gladly accepted them and made them my identity. However, I was born a Muslim and I chose to stay a Muslim, I …

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YOUR NOs MEAN NOTHING NOW

‘I left not because you sacked me,  not because you said no to me, not because you said you couldn’t, not because you didn’t want me there, not because you proved to me that my presence meant nothing, but because I realized my value and thought about how cheap I …

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