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#1

Black and Muslim

This poem is one of my more personal pieces. As an american of African ancestry who is also a muslim by religion, I have an in depth understanding of what

Racism; xenophobia; psychological war fare; instruments of hate that have destroyed the lives of millions.   Do you know what it feels like to be Muslim and black; black and Muslim; living

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#2

Miscellaneous

The place at which I presently converge, I wonder how much of my current situation was predestined, how much can be attributed to luck and what forces propelled me to get here.


   Miscellaneous

 Somewhere over the rainbows and the nostalgia of the glory days of my youth brings joy and sadness to my soul. Wishing that we; my love ones and me,

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#3

Faheem Interlude


My people; what defines thus?

Ancestry; religious identity; nationality; shared suffering?

Too often it seems in the absence of these we're  found void of empathy.

My people; a connotation negating other

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#4

Thug


 Intellectually deprived; affectionately deprived; socioeconomically marginalized. Harbingers to creating thugs.

 We live in a system where statistics is used to represent information, but statistics does not determine causation. 

They tell you

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#5

Self Love


Fear overtakes me when I think of the direction our community is heading.

I often ask myself why don't our girls value themselves; 

however I see why.

They removed our

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#6

Post Traumatic


Anger; frustration; melancholy.

Emotions that flush my mind as I think of the state of our community. 

How could people once so great be brought to such debauchery.  

Deprived of our

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#7

Black woman


Doleful; deprived of love because the ones  to protect you disrespect and neglect you. 

Black; often the negative connotation makes you reluctant to express your frustration because you fear you'll

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#8

Unexpected Victory


The weather has always been something of an intrigue to me, how it can go from hot to cold in a matter of days sometimes hours. One of my best

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#9

The Acrobat

A divorced woman going out on her first date after many years.


High above the world she walks,

an acrobat.

She balances her supple frame 

on the taut wire of hopes and dreams

and for a moment in time 

she sets aside

her duties

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#10

Zep Tepi


Zep Tepi They say that love is blind, But it was my eyes that lied; For they had never beheld such beauty, And ensured that courting her, Would be my

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