Tags » Warsan Shire

Flighty and Needful

There’s a reason for every interaction, a reason behind every smile and a reason behind every struggle. For we can’t comprehend everything with such a limited mind but know that it will all make sense one day…

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what surviving sounds like - a collection of quotes that make me think of you and us

“This isn’t poetry anymore,
and it hasn’t been for a long time.
This is what surviving sounds like
after spending days in a gas chamber, 412 more words

wild horses

you are a horse running alone
and he tries to tame you
compares you to an impossible highway
to a burning house
says you are blinding him… 1,254 more words


Welcome Home

Hi everybody! Meet Warsan Shire :)

“every mouth you’ve ever kissed
was just practice
all the bodies you’ve ever undressed
and ploughed in to
were preparing you for me. 52 more words



Being a girl is a difficult undertaking, and I’ve always felt that I was very bad at it. 1,727 more words


I’m lonely so I do lonely things
Loving you was like going to war; I never came back the same.
You hate women, just like your father and his father, so it runs in your blood. 340 more words