Against all odds

Like the last droplets of waterin a lake drying from the drought,I evaporate into the skyleaving behind me a crust of salt,signifying that I used to be,and no man-made efforts to cool the Earthcould help me. Like the feet of a desert dwellerbetrayed by his instincts,cut and slashed, as he lost his way,I grow new … More Against all odds

Disorientated

What is this overwhelming heaviness on my chest? Why won’t my mind lay to rest? Seconds are often too long. People talk, but I’m all alone. Why does everything feel so wrong?Am I a passerby? Do I have a place in this world? I clasp my hands and try to feel the breeze. I’m in … More Disorientated

A letter to you

I wish I had it in me to let you knowthat all of this is just for show.Don’t believe the things I say’cause I walk between the cracks on the floorto avoid lying while holding the truth. Your arms imprison me. I never want to escape your embrace.Your warmth is comforting. You hold me close, … More A letter to you

In an ideal world

In an ideal world, I’d live alone. Perhaps, I’d share a small home with a few people I choose to know, and we’d live together in the afterglow.   In an ideal world, they’d be no fools, who’d kill over earthly jewels, no men of pride and soulless tools, no vengeance or staggering rules.   … More In an ideal world

Jaded

I miss you a lot, and it hurts a lot more ’cause I’m missing someone I never got to know. All I can think of is how it ended up this way, and I can still hear you say, “I’m falling for you.” I wonder what these words meant to you cause my heart was skipping … More Jaded

Please don’t drown | أرجوك… لا تغرق

He whose eyes melted the stars in my skies هدأت نظراته، و لم أعد أعرف ماذا يدور في خاطره. كدت أسأله ولكني ترددت ثم ترددت و أخيراً استسلمت. كدت أمد له يداً  تواسيه و لم أعثر على كلمات تساوي ما أراه أمامي. أين أعثر على كلماتٍ وأنشئ عباراتٍ جديرة بالقول؟ التهمه حزنٌ غامض، وجلست أتأمله و … More Please don’t drown | أرجوك… لا تغرق

The Politics of Suffering in Oroonoko

ENG 309: British Literature 1600-1800: Response Aphra Behn’s novel, “Oroonoko,” embodies multiple themes, including violence and power, gender roles, and slavery. What stands out to me throughout the novel is the politics of suffering by which characters resist slavery and attempt to achieve freedom by enduring pain. Hence, pain becomes their source of power. It is … More The Politics of Suffering in Oroonoko