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.
Monday 18th of February 2013
The Price of Freedom
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.
I knew from the way she looked at me, that she would be my first prey…
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Robe Turquoise concluded
A Triptych on Love
Love for sure.
But make sure, anon,
You base yours on
Love is surely based upon. Continue reading
Earth N Parka Coat rapped a Love Song:
|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|
Dialogue Poem Set 3.12: On Love
(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
Robe Turquoise replied:
An Apology and Warning
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