she who loves, nurtures and protects us at every phase of our lives - she who is our saviour.
TW // poem for my biological mother
"They know war
like a mother's gaze."
(TW) This might be a heavy poem for some, but it's about the lowest of humanity, based on the attack on an Afghan maternity ward. Thank you for reading x
I'm warning you before you read my story: It won't end well.
Even a carpenter can't sand away the splinters in her heart, fix the broken pieces as she traces her fingers along the wooden edges of the crib.
A poem about Ramadan preparations, (Islamic holy month), which I wrote based off of my family! XD Thank you for reading! <3
A tanka tale of deep sorrow.
A poem about loss and the recovery after that. Thank you for reading <3
Stretch marks make a mother the most powerful person in the world.
I held you your first minutes on this Earth
"To search past the gaps in my bones."
A poem about strength and femininity. Thank you for reading. <3 (Listened to Halsey's 'Still Learning' while writing.)
A poem about 'offering an olive branch' to my mom, which is an act of 'gesture of peace, reconciliation, truce'. Thank you for reading <3
A (story) poem about letting things go in life for their own benefit. Thank you for reading. <3 (Sorry for posting twice today!)
A story based on truth.
A story of suffering.
And one absolutely filled to the brim with crying.
#2 in the Phobia Series. A story type poem based on 'autophobia.' Thank you for reading. <3 (Title slide from Pinterest. :D)
Tiny footsteps I'll never hear again.
Heartbreaking story: read at your own risk. I don't take responsability for the tears you'll shed! :(
Another go at ekphrasis (a poem inspired by artwork.) The painting I took inspiration from is about refugees by Eva Lewarne. A beautiful piece about a tragic situation. Thank you for reading. :) <3
I had an interpretation for this but I would love to hear yours! Thank you for reading. <3
Dedicated to the unrelenting body of water who'd never cease, for one moment, to keep me smiling; my dearest mother 🌹