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ubuhlungu
October 3, 2017|PeoplePoetry

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ubuhlungu

Please come in, enter my abandoned house of grief Lock the doors of fate spying behind you. Hang your coat over there. Can I pour you coquito? Drinks that make men open up their souls when they feel lost, and their wrists tied with clocks of ending times or an

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Girl
July 29, 2017|PeoplePoetry

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Girl

Girl

My child, come pack your mind here In my luggage of calm thoughts No man is nicer than the taste of wisdom. Puberty skittles will entice you to let the nectarines of that ice defrost And sip, deep, like a kilned malt through the funnels of the soul You’ll add

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This is my nightmare
June 4, 2017|PeoplePoetry

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This is my nightmare

This is not a calm jazz that flutes with an eclipse of sweetening melodies; music that raises a man’s heart from the nips of its faith This is a rough metal bass. Chaotic to eardrums, erratic, erupting to magma of a life interrupted. See the lava of pains on heat.

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Epoch of agony
May 21, 2017|PeoplePoetry

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Epoch of agony

Epoch of agony

God, what evil have I committed wrong That the stereo of my heart play only but a sad song? Let the dew-drops of this terrible terrain erode my pain Let the tree tops, buttressed – shade my grains of laughter from owls Let the preface of my diary escape this

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I Know this pain
May 19, 2017|Books and ReviewsPeoplePoetry

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I Know this pain

I Know this pain

I know this pain; with tips of a tired sun and tiredness of a restless moon When every candle of memory and chance of glory is limited. Broken. Lost. Away.

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May 18, 2017|Books and Reviews

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5 ways to stay nerdy in Africa: 1. Always Read 2. Date a bookworm 3. Gift a book 4. Adopt homeless books 5. Be friendly to authors — BookCrest Cabernet (@Najm_writes) November 13, 2016

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Shadows of Granada
May 17, 2017|Books and Reviews

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Shadows of Granada

Shadows of Granada

This is a historical novel, speaking about a critical period in the sixteenth century, connecting Granada to Egypt. Dorra, a carpet weaver, her grandson Maa-alzahab, and her sister Sahar are the main characters that represent Granada. Ibrahem, the son of the head of merchants of Cairo, is the main character

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