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Forgive them boys

“You are terrifying and strange and beautiful, someone not everyone knows how to love.”

Warsan Shire

Soul-ed Up.

Of Music and Muse(s).

Peace peeps in…

preparation Meets procrastination.
perfectionism Spurns Both.

prose Rolls Into poetry. And Back. poetry Prods prose. Again And Again. 1,757 more words



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… 489 more words


Word N Sound presents Warsan Shire in conversation with Feminist Stokvel

On Wednesday, 7 October, Johannesburg poetry lovers should brace themselves to be ignited by an event that showcases the incredible mind of worldwide poetry phenomenon, Warsan Shire. 450 more words


Happy Black History Month 2015 day 3: Warsan Shire

Warsan Shire is a Somali-British poet who lives in London. She is the first Young Poet Laureate for London.

She writes movingly on many topics but particularly on migration. 495 more words

Living & Learning

Single Girl Problems: Complishments

One of the strangest things that I’ve observed in my single life is the way that men withhold compliments.  To be clear: I don’t require… 911 more words

Single Girl Problems

Open wound (after Warsan Shire, 'Home' )

No one leaves Home unless Home is a pot of boiling oil.
You have to understand skin melts like cheese
and no one chooses to live in a body on fire. 72 more words