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The Mighty 12

I get off the ferry Turn right on 1st Ave Because it’s the easiest way To get to the south side Without taking the freeway I turn my head As I pass the stadium Know what’s coming Larger than life size Images of degraded women Flashing with bright lights And when the game gets out [...]

By | November 18th, 2018|Songs|0 Comments

Threat

I invite you into my space Knowing you are a threat To my soul to my wellbeing You are so helpless As always   ©2018 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author’s permission.

By | November 18th, 2018|Songs|0 Comments

That Lower Being

What a disappointment To discover That despite every opportunity To rise to your greatest self You choose otherwise Until I realize That lower being Is in fact who you are ©2018 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author’s permission.

By | November 18th, 2018|Songs|0 Comments

A Limitless World

Grappling with insanity Navigating between realities Wellspring of hope You will see things clearly I live in a limitless world In a world of limitations Repeatedly crashing up against The discrepancy between What is possible And what you choose to do ©2018 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be [...]

By | November 18th, 2018|Songs|0 Comments

Malcontent

You think I’m a malcontent I just see the complexities The criss-crossing layers All important all relevant All essential ingredients Without which It lacks depth integrity And resonance It takes too much energy To stay and educate persuade Awaken you So I retreat again To the mountaintop the cave The shadows Where I am alone [...]

By | November 18th, 2018|Songs|0 Comments

Circus Monkey

There is no excuse For your level of ignorance In your position of leadership And yet it’s typical Standard routine And I am left in the position Of picking up the pieces And cleaning up your mess Repeatedly Answering your ignorant questions Asked in your ignorant ways Adding insult to injury Multiplying While I remain [...]

By | November 18th, 2018|Songs|0 Comments

Parallels between the Cycles of Violence against Women and Jews

I recently offered a music-driven program at the National Women's Studies Association. I was reminded of why I left the feminist movement in particular, and the Left in general - unchecked and rampant racism against Jews. I contemplated the similarities between violence against women and Jews - in particular, in the case of domestic violence, [...]

By | November 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pretext

It's regurgitation Not education Or heart felt exploration Leading to the discovery Of Truth And the connection Of experience You actively alienate me While preaching diversity And extol hate Under the pretext Of anti violence ideology @2018 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author's permission.

By | November 13th, 2018|Songs|0 Comments

I Am an Artist

I am reading a book I found in a used book store, Art & Fear. I have found in there some passages that have been life-altering. Sometimes someone says something you already know, but they present it in such an articulate and coherent way that it all comes together with power and focus that didn’t [...]

By | September 8th, 2018|Pontifications|0 Comments

I Need Help with Helping Mom

Two weeks ago, my mom fell and ended up incapacitated. I have since flown down to California to bring her back to Washington to live with me in my house. She needs 24/7 supervision. I feel honored and privileged to support her healing. I also am happy she is here, for many reasons. Side by [...]

By | August 26th, 2018|Caregiving|0 Comments