Poetry

Poem: Without Love

A child now lives without his Mother  I look to mine and wonder She wears the garments of a Muslim woman with honor  I fear for her and wonder  What would it have been like to be without...

Poem: To Be Free

We are pleased to present the winner of Speakeasy's very first writing challenge! We asked participants to write a short or poem about what the world looks like five years after the pandemic and...

Mental Monsters

Monsters at bay Shield yourselves Lest your mind shall fall prey To all the negative things you tell yourselves I wish I could pray But I no longer believe In anything but the day lest I shall be deceived My mind...

My Poem To My Father

The past few days have been nice despite the lockdown. Despite the work, despite guilt and sadness and self-questioning and a myriad of decisions always waiting to be made. Things have changed since my...

History Class

Tick-tock, Goes The clock. Monotonous voice, Droning on And on About men, Long gone. Look left, Look right, Two kids, Fast asleep. How I wish I could join them. First a yawn, Then a flutter Of the eyes. Next thing I know, My head Is on the desk, The world has gone Black, And I Am at...

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