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Speak by 7ala Abdullah

April 27, 2013 by

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Lover, the first time we spoke I held my hand to my heart and promised it I wouldn’t fall for you, swore I would avoid too much eye contact, vowed to never lose myself in the spaces between your fingers. But you hold me like I am whole enough to be loved and you love […]

Speak by Meshael Al Blehed

April 27, 2013 by

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Hello, can you hear me? Am I clear? Am I understood?   Am I understood?   For too long, I have spent my life rearranging every drop in the ocean to make sense of how I can deliver each and every word in a succession of tidal waves without drowning in them. But my pockets […]

Speak by Mimi

April 27, 2013 by

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There are poems inside of me,   They rustle me up when I want to sleep.   There are echoes in my hollow chest. They keep me skittish and offbeat.   There is a voice, somewhere inside of me.   In my core is not the warmth, It is the unwelcoming bitterness of frost. It […]

Speak by Nora Abdullah

April 27, 2013 by

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Dear Speaker, You are my keeper. Keep me from saying the words I am too afraid to say.   Dear Speaker, I am weaker. When I speak I do not like what I hear. It’s not whole. It’s not complete.   Dear Speaker, I want you to stop. The letters and words you utter do […]

Speak by Raghad Rijraji

April 27, 2013 by

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(Here’s me being bloody honest and shivering at 3 AM.   You see, I swear you could’ve mistaken my heart for a downpour this morning, it was just as urgent and just as desperate;              the rain and my heart make too much noise and too little sense. I had […]

Speak by Rania Ghazal

April 27, 2013 by

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A boy read to me once, holding a book with one hand, and stroking my hair with the other. He had practiced for days, I could tell when I noticed ink dripping from the corners of his mouth. I wiped it away as he started filling me up with words. Each minute passed like an hour. […]

Speak by Anoud Zouman

April 27, 2013 by

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I have a thousand parts of myself and they live in my head. In every second, every moment that passes by, I always find them shouting all at once.   “Listen to me. I’m right for you. I know what’s best. You don’t want this choice of life and you shouldn’t lie to yourself. You […]