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Rare Fog (in a Year of Drought) | A Poem by Danny Faragher

the fog crept into the valley
in the early morning air,
its arms outstretched
like a benevolent phantom

it rolled through suburban streets,
caressing the bare arms
of an ash as it leaned to kiss
the parched ground below

but with the light the jealous
dog of drought awoke
to chase the interloper away
and with a snarl clenched its jaws
ever tighter around winter’s throat

 
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Rape | A Poem by Arnab Kumar Roy

Walk,
Road ahead,
The leering hyenas waiting
To taste a piece of meat,
They are thirsty,
Rolling tongues,
I can see.

A nasty stare
At my body,
I feel so dirty.

Taking a step,
I walk back,
Are they coming for me?

Fear
Strikes my heart,
Run, run,
All I hear.

I try my best
To run away,
But those weak legs
Give way,
I fall down.

I lost my sense,
They have conquered me,
They throw water at my face,
I open my eyes,
To see their faces,
Are they humans or a pack of wolves?
I ask myself.

Celebrations have begun,
I am lying on the ground,
Nowhere to run,

I plea,
To let me go,
I scream,
However,
To no avail,
They take off my shirt,
Naked I Lie,
At their hands,

They taste my flesh,
Taking turns,
Again and again,
While I lie,
Tasting my tears’ salty taste,
Drops of blood,
Oozing out from my flesh,
They take a bloodbath
At my expense,

Just before,
I close my eyes,
I see the moon shining bright,
While the stars call me from behind.



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The Traveller | A Poem by Aseno Terhuja

Why do you fear Death,
Or Time or Ageing?
Your soul wants to be free.
Seeks to shatter the fetters
Of this fragile human body.

Before long, soil you shall be
Feeding this famished earth.
Or slumbering in an unlikely creek
Bestowing hope and solace
To parched and weary wanderers.

You were surely intended
To unlearn all of yourself
Become one with the whole.
Hearken! For the day quickly dawns
To return you to the universe.



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I Will Return | A Poem by Wanjiru Wa Ngugi

I will return,
One day I will,
Not because I lack guile,
But because of the need to be invigorated,
Oh yes I will return,
It will be enlivening I know,
Full of energy and enthusiasm,
My vivacity will be unheard of,
Full of uniqueness and gusto,
Not because I have made it,
But because rising and falling are a way of life,
I fall and rise in the same measure,
I will return,
Lacking sophistication no more,
Until I get there,
where my heart will be at ease,
Oh yes I will return.


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First Love | A Poem by Kara D. Spain

That ton of bricks feeling,
hit out of nowhere
Inspiration burned through me,
like the noonday sun’s heat

Happened, in a moment,
unbeknownst to this novice –
just trying out some prose, when whoa!
What was that? I loved the rhyme;
it’s rhythm was like a song stuck in my mind

My first love, never let me go
I’ll just go with the flow, until the river runs dry

 
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