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Interview with Kaila from Hidden Gems Literary Emporium

Interview with Kaila from Hidden Gems Literary Emporium

Within the interview, Malak talks about her roots and experiences with postcolonial Civil Wars and her move West. She talks about the importance of her family’s support, and her daughter Fida’s help in editing her work and helping her title her poems.

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Ramadan Mubarak to all

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Rebirth after Fall, exert from my poetry book, Perfectly Flawed

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Expensive December

Happy Holidays everyone!

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My poetry book, Perfectly Flawed, exert

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Theme 2 from my poetry book, Perfectly Flawed

Book is available on all eplatforms, iTunes, Googlebooks, Amazon.com, Kindle, Nook, Barnes and noble, friesenpress, Indigo, also in paperback and hardcover

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Hope’s Constellation

The summer sky’s shades are all vibrant, Going from baby blue to azure to royal blue

Changing on the whim of the weather that can’t

Decide which blue suits it utmost:

Dark and depressing, or cheery and frisky?

Mainly, all are moody and try you out for a test:

Of whether its moods become yours or do you heartily

Overcome the sky’s emotional breath?

Gazing dreamily into the sky’s constellations

On a summery night, fills your breast with

Wishes and desires that abound in intentions

Of freedom to roam among them, freeing your breath.

The Constellations’ Devine joy is in being constant,

True, and unwavering attestation to God’s will:

That surmises the need for unchanged candescent

Brilliance that brings hope and faith that spill from the quill.

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Peaceful Palestine?

The terror drives their heart beats into a drum

A drummer erasing your life and turning it into a bum.

Sirens, louder than your heart’s drum,

Blare out the need to evaluate the slum.

Run, run, run faster, faster still, jump

Into the bomb shelter for fear of being a lump

On the street, another cadaver hacked in a frump.

Blood stains the streets, cars, homes, and fields

That sustain the rebellion that fights oppressives.

In a vain attempt to eradicate the beliefs

I look around, children, women, elderly, youth,

All strewn like rag dolls, puppets on strings! Truth,

They are victims of unending war for territory of faith.

What a scam, lark, lie, brainwashing schemes,

Imposing your will on others!

Keep them weak, hungry, and hopeless,

As you stomp on their rights! Bleed them,

It’s the last foray into unknow, dread for them

Terrors testify that the drum itself is to be feared. For them

Is a way of life!

Well then, do something to end the strife!

That’s no way to live a life!

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Luck?

Today, the world is a global village, where

Knowledge and friends are at your fingertips, there

Or across the ocean, continent, country, even street

You never know where your next lucky charm will pop up at.

Buck, f–k, junk, luck, tuck, truck, stuck, struck,

All revert to luck as they all stick together in a funk.

I love all these good luck charms that drive in an infinite

Figure eight to send some more luck your way, even if late.

From billions and millions of people around the world

To the individual’s solitary existence, to eco systems

To the tiniest ant, even tinier, that make the systems

Work simultaneously, and depend on each other hard.

It’s a lesson to learn, that ‘no man’s an island ‘,

And neither can nature nor man live separately

Nor can either live without the strength of belief, strongly

Ensuring ALL’s survival for their dependence is the law not the exception.

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Soul’s Individuality

“Find out who you are. And do it on purpose.”

Says Dolly Parton as she describes the need for identity.

Do you know who you are?

Do you wait for a magazine, a model, and trends

To validate your existence to others?

Are you being led, like a lamb, to the slaughter

For you are a follower not an instigator or leader?

If asked to jump, will you? Why or why not?

Identify what characteristics make you unique.

Embrace them, strengthen them, stand for them

Even if it’s late, you’ve already many mistakes made.

Grasp your said ‘weaknesses’ and turn them into

Fortresses, pillars of power to wage a war though

You know the result: You are the Victor!

“Why?”, you ask! Simply put, your perseverance,

Fortitude, and belief that your faith and ethics,

Your hope in being a power to be reckoned with

Will pull you through all obstacles that try to demean you.

Fight, don’t back down, don’t let your color define you,

Your gender, your social class, your blood kin, though

You must break the bonds imposed on you

By standing for your faith, uniqueness, and belief

In the God that empowers and supports you!