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Dear Diary,

As the keeper of my secrets,

I need to confess my troubles.

I run around trying to please everyone And seem to end up alone!

As if by indulging others’ needs before mine,

I relegate my own happiness into a dark mine.

In it, the gloominess of the ambience

Is oppressive, comfortless, and has no patience.

As I squabble with my inner demons,

And my supererogation drowns my angels’ voices,

I notice that angels are a happy lot,

Who empower the self and never forgot

That there’s a price to pay for sacrificing For others, but it doesn’t need to be self-defeating.

No, no, no, and once more, no!

By helping others, you aren’t weak to

Assert your endowments to achieve

Your wishes without being demeaning,

Rather, you can help others believe

Not only in themselves, but in You.

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Love, Unashamed

A poem read, by me, from my poetry book, Perfectly Flawed.

It’s about self-doubt and how to kill it to achieve acceptanceand self-love.

https://anchor.fm/malak-kalmoni/episodes/Love–Unashamed-e1lufnt

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Trapped Humanity

Poetry reading, by Malak K Chehab, of ‘Trapped Humanity’, a poem from my poetry book,  Perfectly Flawed. It’s about self-isolation due to pandemic and how traumatic it is on people.

https://anchor.fm/malak-kalmoni/episodes/Trapped-Humanity-e1lks4p

https:///Perfectly-Flawed-poetry-Malak-Kalmoni-ebook/dp/B092YT6QX6/ref=mp_s_a_1_1

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Silent Chaos

Reading ‘Silent Chaos’, a poem from my poetry book, Perfectly Flawed.
It’s about one’s ability to forget the world is there and focus on your inner-self’s need to be in a quiet place where your imagination can flow and bloom.

https://anchor.fm/malak-kalmoni/episodes/Silent-Chaos-e1lj2b4

https:///Perfectly-Flawed-poetry-Malak-Kalmoni-ebook/dp/B092YT6QX6/ref=mp_s_a_1_1

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Cowardly Courage

“Man has it all in his hands, and it all slips through his fingers from sheer cowardice.” Fyodor Dostoevsky

To be a coward,

One must:

Fear being changed,

Fear loving it,

Fear beauty,

Fear being hopeful,

Fear the inspirational,

Fear of being an individual,

Fear of being assertive,

Fear of being humane,

Fear of being disruptive,

Fear of being positive.

When all is locked in a chest,

How can you break its best

From solid bonds that need a rest?

Take pride in ‘you’, the ‘person’,

Have faith in yourself and press on,

Knowing that what’s right will live on!

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Romancing Time

https://theunsealed.com/activity/p/1986/

Enclosed please find the link to my letter to time, part of the Unsealed contest, it’s published there. Interestingly, the beginning of the letter is an exert poem from my poetry book, Perfectly Flawed , titled: To Time.

Please vote for my letter to win at this link.

I still have time for votes till July 30:

Romancing Time

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People who write!

I know, I know, we look a fright,

But people who write

Need creativity in flight

Even if it means looking a fright!

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Heart

Heart, ohhh sweet heart,

I long for the days you were red,

Not a sunburnt heart full of dread.

Trampled heart

Disillusioned organ full of cheer,

Don’t give the fight that’ll impart

Moral, knowledge, friendship,

To all those who value

Mentorship over the need for material that rip

Your heart and soul

Replacing them with a money bowl.

By: Malak Kalmoni Chehab

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Eid Mubarak

Yes it’s a sheep, wishing you all a great festive Eid with your loved ones. Don’t let a single day pass by without joy, faith, and love in your day.

If you’re asking why a sheep? The answer is that on the day of Eid, people who can usually give meat to the poor.

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My poetry reading video link.

I read 10 poems from my poetry book, Perfectly Flawed: Beloved Flaw, Identity, Lives Matter, Meet Me Halfway, Trapped Humanity, Heaven’s Gate, Ask the Heavens …