• The Truth Shall Set Your Teeth Free

    Poetry, and the occasional articles, '`' The Truth Shall Set Your Teeth Free '`' is where I vent out in rants, or simply undesirable, bitter, ugly truths. Humanitarian crises, little troubles, big troubles, religion, society, people... 

    ... or anything the people in question can relate to.


  • Street Harassment Requires Nothing Less Than A Sound Beating

    They said dark-skinned African prostitutesWere all the rage in raging EgyptA place I accused of being non racistBut that was no excuseFor the man to put his... Read more

    Posted on 07 May 2012 CREATIVITY
  • The Misuse Of The Word "Coexist"

    Misuse Word "Coexist"

    To coexist,And not exist,Is half the livingYou should live.They ask for coexistenceIn return for ceasing resistanceIn return for acceptanceForging good will wit... Read more

    Posted on 07 May 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Of Suppressing The Uprising In The Long Run

    Suppressing Uprising Long

    This man-made fireHas devoured entireBuildingsBurnedLivingHearts AliveKilled little hopes insideThat were barely bornThis man-made fireHas fueled the ireOf the... Read more

    Posted on 05 May 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Her Name Was Amani

    I'm sorry habibtiIt's been so long since we spokeOr even saw each otherThen I remembered you todayReaching for the phoneTo hear it's too lateAnd I can't... Read more

    Posted on 04 May 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Slaves Of Bent Minds

    When they call us slavesI don't feel angryThat they could've insulted our ancestryWe come from a long line of free men and womenI don't feel angryThat we were... Read more

    Posted on 04 May 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Sharing Alone

    Her favorite author had a pen palTwo poets sending loveThoughts, comfort, peaceOver two seas, two lakes,Several countriesSo she did the sameGot into an inter-we... Read more

    Posted on 02 May 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Orphan By Choice

    I watch you play, knowing you will grow up one day and wonder why your father didn't want you, why your mother didn't raise you, despite everything your... Read more

    Posted on 30 April 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 29: Scars

    Misunderstanding can beA chipped domino fallingBuilding a house of wet cardsScrubbing dry skin rawPainfulHard to fix Just becauseYou've been injuredBy a thousan... Read more

    Posted on 29 April 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 28: The Silent Ones

    Unspoken battles and silent warsWith my friendsWith my relativesWith my mentorsWith myselfWith a devilish brainA split mindA torturous conscienceAnd a broken,... Read more

    Posted on 29 April 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Holograms: Bringing Dead Alive For The Living Dead

    Holograms: Bringing Dead Alive Living

    When Holograms Become Death StonesBringing your loved ones back from the deadSaying all the things that were never saidYou wished you saidYou wished they... Read more

    Posted on 23 April 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 23: Her Suffering

    Sometimes, it's like running a marathonAfter hiking all daySometimes, like you've been hit with a metal rod to the headRepeatedly, and forced to form coherent... Read more

    Posted on 23 April 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Drums of Hope: Day 22: Do Come Again

    Originally posted on Drums of Hope, with a thank you for visiting any of my blogs:Drums of Hope: Day 22: Do Come Again: Welcome To the Blog no one reads... Read more

    Posted on 22 April 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 18: Some Call It A Bump, Others Call It A Lump

    "How are you?"I have a bumpAt the base of my skullIt doesn't hurtAnd it didn't hurt to figure out what it isBut I never mentioned itWhen I paid the doctor a... Read more

    Posted on 20 April 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 17: The Day They Hash-tagged Rape

    They said she was disabledHer mother called her an innocentPsychiatrists called her a patientPolice called her a victim of rapistsFeminists called her a victim... Read more

    Posted on 18 April 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Finjan For The Bitter Nausea

    Finjan Bitter Nausea

    When I would feel nauseousMy aunt would give meLemon juice and saltIn a finjanI remember that and remember herIn watching SudanDuring these hard timesThinking o... Read more

    Posted on 16 April 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 15: Bitter Pills

    Speaking what is on my mind is harder thanWriting what was on the tip of my tongueAt least I can snatch it with swift fingersOtherwise,It struggles to rush... Read more

    Posted on 15 April 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Eritrea-sick


    I feel a sickness in my chestIn my abdomenBut mostly, in my headI think of the stories my parents tellOf homeOf good memoriesOf football ragsRinging bells and... Read more

    Posted on 13 April 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 12: Fear Your Fear

    Fear Your

    You make meThink of OkonkwoNoticing how you look so alikeWhile I read youA closed, transparent bookWhen things fall apartYou are nothing but pieces of peace-les... Read more

    Posted on 12 April 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 11: Tell Me The Truth

    Forty three muscles strainedInto a tirade of profound, passionateWrathHave more truth thanKind words without meaningAnd seventeen muscles contortedInto a... Read more

    Posted on 12 April 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 10: Seven

    Her grandfather had seven sonsOne grew tiredBefore his timeOne grew oldBefore his wifeThe youngest was buried with bulletsAnother was a multiple life sentence... Read more

    Posted on 10 April 2012 CREATIVITY