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3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge (Day 2)

Thanks once again to Bea @ Curiosity Killed The Cat for nominating me for this challenge!

The rules are simple:

  1. Post 3 quotes for 3 consecutive days.
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Warsan Shire

Your daughter is ugly.
She knows loss intimately,
carries whole cities in her belly.

As a child, relatives wouldn’t hold her.
She was splintered wood and sea water.

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Creative Writing

Everywhere, Everywhere, Everywhere

Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost B
Preached at Faith Lutheran Church, Three Lakes, WI.

Daniel 12:1-3
Psalm 16
Hebrews 10:11-25
Mark 12:1-8

Where is God in a world where a suicide bomber steps into a… 1,545 more words



Warsan Shirewhat they did yesterday afternoon.

what they did yesterday afternoon

they set my aunts house on fire

i cried the way women on tv do…

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So many women stand waiting behind fences...


pastel painting: Jane Eaton Hamilton, unknown date

And this exquisite fragment from Warsan Shire’s poem “what they did yesterday afternoon:”

Jane Eaton Hamilton

"where does it hurt?"

Thanks to Philippe Atherton-Blenkiron for sharing this poem by Warsan Shire.

Line Break: 'Home' by Warsan Shire

no one leaves home unless
home is the mouth of a shark
you only run for the border
when you see the whole city running as well… 487 more words

Notes On Life