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Nomen est omen by Paula Puolakka

[tabby title="Poem"] Nomen est omenand we all have a place in society.Why is somebody named Judas?Why is somebody named Cain?Are we judging people through the stigmatatheir names are holding?Are we putting shame on them withoutasking them, how are they feeling...

A Loving Touch Feeds You by Himanshu Ranjan

[tabby title="Poem"] With each breath, I remember,the rings on the tree of my lifehidden to the outside world. Some are dark, others greyand at some places, it hurts.They form my identity. I am growing day by day,though it seems otherwise.The...

THIS IS NOT HOME by Ehinomen Marie

[tabby title="Poem"] This is not homeAshes snowing and crackers glowingRusty dust with musty rustEerie silence of weary absenceBlistering heat and battering bullets This is not homeLong nights and wrong lightsBare feet in ayre beachWandering eyes with watery whysWhooshing sighs of...

BUTTERFLY EYES by Lee Evans

[tabby title="Poem"] I live in a glass house.When I leave home, I cannot see--everything is a blur. Dependent on my fixity,I yearn for the great beyond.I have wings to fly away. Seeking gardens of delight,fluttering flower to flower--such is my...

Only, Words Do This One No Good by Zahraa Amr Al-Saif

[tabby title="Poem"] I'm here, sittingYou're there, standingWe're walkingWith phonesWith songsWith fancy clothesAnd bagsAnd fake smilesAll distractionsFrom what's actually happeningNobody knows what true happinessBut let's just smileNobody knows who diedWho's happyWhat happenedMore than what the media is feeding you,You know nothingBut...