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three poems by Tasmiyah Oumar

Tasmiyah Oumar | January 20th, 2017 | a poem a day challenge, poetry | No Comments

[tabs tab1=”I fear What’s to Come” tab2=”Footsteps” tab3=”The Mirror” tab4=”Poet Bio”]

[tab id=1]I fear what’s to come
when he arrives home
with the stench of liquor
hanging on his clothes.

I fear what’s to come
when he looks to embrace me
but my face turns the floor
so my panic doesn’t show.

I fear what’s to come
for I’m no longer home.[/tab]

[tab id2=]From my mind
to my heart
I hear my thoughts creep.
Slowly, silently,
my heart beats with fear.
I should’ve closed the door
when I heard the footprints.[/tab]

[tab id=3]It’s dark outside,
and so is it in my room.
It’s dark in my room
and so has the darkness consumed me.
The tears have stopped,
I feel the sticky salt upon my cheeks.
But there’s a persistent burn
in my heart and along my arms.
The blade’s on the pedestal,
I switch on the light.
There’s blood on the floor—
Oh what have I done?[/tab]

[tab id=4]Tasmiyah Oumar is an aspiring poet. Her aim is to inspire through her words.[/tab]
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