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.
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.
“Man has it all in his hands, and it all slips through his fingers from sheer cowardice.” Fyodor Dostoevsky
To be a coward,
Fear being changed,
Fear loving it,
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!
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:
I know, I know, we look a fright,
But people who write
Need creativity in flight
Even if it means looking a fright!
Heart, ohhh sweet heart,
I long for the days you were red,
Not a sunburnt heart full of dread.
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
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.
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 …
I read the following poems from my poetry book, Perfectly Flawed: Beloved Flaw, Identity, Lives Matter, (Life!), Out of Time, Trapped Humanity, Meet Me Halfway, Value Defined,, Ask the Heavens, Heaven’s Gate. You can find exerts of each poem here on my website: http://www.malakkcwriting.com, or Tumblr @malakkc-poetry.
It starts in 10 minutes! I hope I don’t stutter!