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Haloed Memories

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Mama, Mother

Mom, mother, teacher, friend,

Marvelous in her love to spend

Making everything her kids loved.

Overly concerned with the successes

Of those that are hers,

Often, she sacrifices all at her expenses.

The fear she feels evaporates

Then, turns to a laugh at their cackles,

Yet, twists into tears at their hurts.

Her love is tender, at times harsh,

Her knowing it’s better we hear her lash

Her anger, rather than an outsider becoming brash.

Entirely too much depends on her love,

Every day that passes without it is a dark cave

Encompassing our fright in the depth of cognizance.

Radiate, roving remembrance really

Revolving around her compassionately

Rightful heart, whose endless in its empathy.

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Meet Me Halfway

Meet Me Halfway, exert from my poetry book, Perfectly Flawed. Yes I did things Halfway sometimes, but it motivates me into compromise and acceptance.

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Happy Eid!

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Heartened Disguise

Exert from my poetry book, Perfectly Flawed. It’s available on all eplatforms, iTunes, Googlebooks, Amazon.com, Kindle, kobo, Barnes and noble, friesenpress.com, Indigo.com., paperback and hardcover.

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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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Ideal Woman

Mother, daughter, sister, wife, friend,
All are one and the same in muslim women.
We hear what we need,
We mishear what we deem reprehensible!

We learn early the need for compromise, understanding,
And flexibility which are requirements of survival
In a world where the ‘I’ is more important than fighting
For togetherness, unity, and equality. Rather,
It’s replaced by the needs of the individual!

They surpass and prevail over the duties of the whole,
Whether that be the couple, nuclear and extended
Family which help fortify and solidify the need,
More, the essential requirements of values, ethics,  and religiously
Equitable interactions that eliminate racism and all that’s dicrimatory.

We have to seem ‘perfect’ in both appearance and morality.
We have to be learned, open minded, not fearfully
Aware that we can be imperfect,  human, and loving.
Not being the epitome of everything only highlights your humanity.

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Love

Love, loved, lover, lovely

Over abundance of being emotionally

Viscerally compassionate that strongly

Evolves as your love grows exponentially.

Be kind to yourself

Motivate your own growth with stealth,

Don’t let vanity be your wealth

But rather empathy becomes your breath.

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Cupid’s Valentine

The month of love and adoration

Is the shortest one of all!

Not all happiness can be packed into its summation,

Short, though it is, it’s effects are a ball!

In its center, couples celebrate their love,

As if, you only praise your unity then!

And every other day falls short of its possessive

Hold on your cheery life filled only with a pen.

The one you use to organize your life,

Strategize your next goal, perfect compassion

That leads to compromise and less strife,

While dissent and enmity to envy’s fashion.

Duty and love are two sides of a coin,

Where duty can choke the life out of veneration

As it stomps out the cheer from your conjoin.

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Malak Kalmoni Chehab, my poetry book, Perfectly Flawed, is available on all eplatforms, paperback, and hardcover.

Googlebooks, Amazon.com, Kindle, kobo, Barnes and noble, friesenpress.com, iTunes, Indigo.