Monthly Archives: February 2013

Poetry Face Off

 

Amusing! An excellent account of a battle of words after a ‘student’ sought an answer to a question from a teacher…

A ‘Poetry Face Off’ between a ‘brother of few words’ vs. Yasir Qadhi.

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If this is fiction then I’d say the skill at empathy feels very real. And the reality is… Is this. So where are the voices and doers of empathy to assist? To heal? My words have failed to hide. How inside I’ve died. (Arif@ModWestMuse)

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Fatema

Monday 18th of February 2013

 

The Price of Freedom

Ayah

As long wisps of smoke danced in the air, I felt my spine shudder and push me into the carnage of unforgiving ammunition. As if to augment my weak frame, the sun stung my bloodied olive skin like a feisty scorpion. I blinked violently, as a futile attempt to clear away the hideous grey smoke.

I hovered my limp hand across my abdomen until I found it. My fingers sank into a vile sludge of intestines and dirtied blood, my once rowdy eyes widened and my last thread of alertness coiled itself into a piercing, wild scream.

I closed my eyes and fell into the unwelcoming black pit of my sanctuary, a place I had visited numerous times before.

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Aaron

I knew from the way she looked at me, that she would be my first prey…

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Islam 101

By Amal Ahmed Albaz

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Triptych on Love

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Dialogue Poem Set 3.14: On Love Robe Turquoise

Robe Turquoise concluded

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A Triptych on Love

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1

Love for sure.

But make sure, anon,

You base yours on

What

Love is surely based upon. Continue reading

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The Love Song

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Dialogue Poem Set 3.13: On Love Earth n Parka Coat

Earth N Parka Coat rapped a Love Song:


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They sing a love song
But that’s not love,
They play a love tune
But that’s not love.
We wanna be free!
I used to be a sucker for this ‘love thang’
Believin it real, ‘true lovin’ –
That’s what we’re after, they’d say,
That ‘s what’s about, they’d say:
“Love makes the world go round,”
But it don’t.
We wanna be free! Continue reading

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Love Divine

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Dialogue Poem Set 3.12: On Love

***White Thawb

Love Divine

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(Now, White Thawb, gentle en-listening,

Patted Ashen in warm, ease smiling,

And to Robe Turquoise nodding much grace.

Then referenced for us a Love Book for consideration,

Surmising its opening with warm embrace,

Admitting his own lack of eloquence,

Prayed we might be swayed by its sense

In rhythmic answers to soul-searching,

Inviting us to verses from Al Qur’an’s nourish-citations.)

 

White Thawb spoke: Continue reading

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An Apology and Warning

Hamlet

Dialogue Poem Set 3.11: On Love Robe Turquoise

Robe Turquoise replied:

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An Apology and Warning

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Dear friend, I apologise

If that is how you feel.

You must not be affected so.

My words fail me.

Perhaps silence is best. Or worst.

I did not intend to offend.

Please note that I too did

Traverse the known world aforetime, Continue reading

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