LEILA

It was on a misty evening that Leila died. She was seventeen, When that tragedy stamped past. Every day, before that day, She had walked down the street on which I live, On which she lived. Sometimes...

SILENCE

Silence beckoned the trees As its leaves swayed from side to side, The birds cheered and chirped Breaking silence, And then they flew away, Leaving silence behind. The ants climbed their holes On the...

N-A-M-E-S

Let’s call them out.  Just in time for no doubt.  Leon says he is the lion But it feels like he ain’t lying.  Calling out names is just about Proving we have something...

R-E-A-L-I-T-Y

You say I must dream of wings or my life is forfeit  Rather than offer hope, you trap! Thus, I must dance to my own beat You say I must dream of wings Or know nothing of stars I wish our lives...

The Road I Take

The road I take is like the backside of a porcupine It is smooth and pleasant but, it makes me whine! Oh Frost, our paths will surely melt Before the sting of death is felt For the road I take is the...

Talking With God

Why must I speak of sorrow? My father! I am much too familiar with pain I have trod the highways of grief Why must I speak of sorrow? Let me sing of joyful dreams let me carve bliss on the face of...

Ode to Self

Dear darling self.  Hating is a disorder but you love things you never felt.  In this confused whirl wind’s dust. It’s okay to cry a little bit longer than expected over self...

Hidden Fears

Willow! I remember you! Remember your love for country Do you know Willow, your country can no longer hear? Willow! I remember you! The sweet notes you composed Oh, Willow, I fear, we are deaf to war...

Mixed Feelings

For Jason may marry maybe When prize tends businesses  And widows are daughters  Of mothers and mistresses  In courtrooms  When courtship courts witnesses  These truths...

W-I-N-G-S

I need you to fly I need you to be able to go round the universe I need you attached to my dreams I need them wings it’s a heart desire – Jennifer Dafwat...