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Split you in half

There’s nothing rebellious about loving something that can’t love you.
You’re a woman, you should have known that men in the city would split you in half searching for their fathers in between your legs.”
Warsan Shire

Where did you learn this?

How far have you walked for men who’ve never held your feet in their laps?
How often have you bartered with bone, only to sell yourself short? 128 more words

Poet's Corner: Warsan Shire

It’s April.

Where has 2017 gone?

It’s spring.

Love is in the air.

It’s National Poetry Month.

More poetry is needed. 


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War and Turpentine

…I wonder, time and again, what it is that connects us to our grandparents in this ambivalent way. Is it the absence of the generational conflict between parents and children?

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#WCW -- Warsan Shire

Sometimes the men – they come with keys,

and sometimes, the men – they come with hammers.

-Warsan Shire, The House (2014)

Some of you may have known of her before Beyoncé released her visual album in 2016.

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Poem for Day 7 - April PAD Challenge

I was inspired by another Warsan Shire poem for today’s prompt to write a Discovery poem.

Morning discovers the impossible
radiance of the sky
To hold a rising steady sun… 19 more words