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 Jun 15 Sabika H
Riley
One
 Jun 15 Sabika H
Riley
One
One knee
One life
One soul
One son
One brother
One friend
One husband
One father
One grave
One
Last
Breath
 Jun 15 Sabika H
Mickey
Soul
 Jun 15 Sabika H
Mickey
Though my soul may set in darkness,
It will rise in perfect light.
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
 Jun 15 Sabika H
Hannah
I may
be soft
but at least
I’m not
afraid
of my own
skin.
 Jun 15 Sabika H
Eman
Home
 Jun 15 Sabika H
Eman
Home is not the doorstep, not the porch, not the swing, it is not the ceiling and it is not a thing

Home is seeing your sisters empowered,
your parents at ease, your brothers relieved, your demons decieved

Home is a genuine smile, it is the authentic tears

Home is the magical word that can **** your fears

Home is a feeling embbeded in layers of love, acceptance and peace.
 Jun 15 Sabika H
Eman
Phoenix
 Jun 15 Sabika H
Eman
In this life, feet catch fire
and
people burn

Remember your dream
when
it is your turn

You will see your ashes
but
you will manage to breathe

If
you sustain the flames
inside
your dreams

Your ashes will float
and
shimmer like gold

You will rise as a
Phoenix
with wings to behold
The martial arts Muslim is hiking and sees something bad;
An evil man is about to torch an Islamic center and that makes the Muslim mad.

The martial arts Muslim tells the arsonist to stop, as you can see;
The arsonist tries to attack the Muslim immediately.

The martial arts Muslim kicks the arsonist in his face;
The arsonist is a big disgrace.

When the arsonist is knocked out, the Muslim calls the police, which is great;
The arsonist is full of hate.

The Muslim stops the arsonist, which is a wonderful thing;
The arsonist is also a ding-a-ling.

When the police arrive and arrest the arsonist, the martial arts Muslim goes away;
The arsonist is going to prison and that's all I have to say.
 Jan 1 Sabika H
Juneau
it was not quite morning when i woke in my bed
in the doorway there was darkness and a black figure i read
standing in the doorway in silence, not a word, nothing said
i could just make out its eyes: yellow, and black with a hue almost red
it was staring at me. filling me full with dread
i saw it's hands rested on the doorframe with fingers wide-spread
i tried not to scream but an airy hiss left my head
as all of my courage and sanity fled
then i swear this figure, back into the darkness it bled
until i could no longer tell it from the shadows at the foot of my bed
February 11 2019

fifty-eight

Couldn't sleep last night
 Oct 2018 Sabika H
Ariana Bagley
I love him
I tell myself
I know that
We will be together forever
I don’t believe that
We could be separated
My thoughts tell me that
He’s the love of my life
Sometimes my heart lies and says
I could live an eternity
Without him
Like my friends say
“We’re perfect for each other”
And you can’t tell me
He’s not the one.

Now read from bottom to top.
 Oct 2018 Sabika H
s y kalindara
It sits in my stomach,
rules the beats of my heart,
pouring under my skin,
and through my shaking limbs.
It grips me and waits
to tear me apart.

In public spaces,
the crowds and faces
spark its power over me.
I count to three
Still, I can barely breathe.
Engulfing my energy
until it's ready to leave.

It leaves me trembling,
as my eyes betray me.
Once more my fears
have brought me to tears.

Copyright © 2018 by S. Y. Kalindara. All rights reserved.
My social anxiety was so bad today, I don't know how I made it.
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