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Like a Loop on a Hip Hop Track

The story never changes It just ends Unsatisfactorily No healing transformation resolution The same issues Playing out in repetitive motion Like a loop on a hip hop track Incessantly imposing on and interfering with my life I wonder If I see it As an inherent part of the song Despite not having chosen it If [...]

By | June 23rd, 2019|Songs|0 Comments

Taking Advantage

You mistake my generosity As meaning that I have a lot of money When it just means I have integrity And so I dig down deep Borrow from others Do whatever it takes So that I never take advantage Of your kindness Or position in the social hierarchy And I do it all quietly and [...]

By | June 23rd, 2019|Songs|0 Comments

Suddenly Gone

When you think of my face Do not remember it as full of Life And bubbly For my countenance fell When you betrayed me Abruptly withdrawing your love And withholding your arms Leaving me to suffer through this storm Alone with the intensity Of death surrounding me No communication No explanation Of why you left [...]

By | June 23rd, 2019|Songs|0 Comments

Whose Breath Gave Life to Us

You allowed me To shoulder the entire burden Instead of rising to the occasion To carry your weight Or just support mine It came down to a decision Where you indulged your jealousy Asserting a difference in our respective ability When my competency Is something I cultivated over time The culmination of choices At every [...]

By | June 23rd, 2019|Songs|0 Comments

Misery

You suffer from misery of your own design While I manage crises With people’s lives on the line And despite two years of love You have not one word that is kind ©2019 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author’s permission.

By | June 23rd, 2019|Songs|0 Comments

Eternal Flame

I am The Eternal Flame The Steadfast Fire In the Center All darkness that comes at me Burns up Transfers into Light When it enters my Field I am the Yellow Flame In the center of my Being I am More than This. ©2019 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article [...]

By | June 23rd, 2019|Songs|0 Comments

A Shield and a Weapon

You use your son As a shield and a weapon To get what you want And get out of what you don’t want Eschewing responsibility Leveraging the patriarchy To assemble a protective layer around you Hiding your violence Under the guise of motherhood When you abandoned your own mother To create your hi-tech child Whose [...]

By | June 23rd, 2019|Songs|0 Comments

The Centerpiece of Devotion

There are three kinds of people The ones who look out for you Who are aware alert Who initiate offer help love support Without your having to ask Who are the ones who ask you What you need And what they can do Who will go all out Make personal sacrifices for you While seeing [...]

By | May 3rd, 2019|Songs|0 Comments

The Car Just Stops

You are passive in the extreme To the point that on some level I have no idea who you are And I wonder if you do Negating yourself As you negate me By failing repeatedly To act To step outside your comfort zone n behalf of this relationship Which you claim Is important to you [...]

By | May 3rd, 2019|Songs|0 Comments

Poison

Off label use of poison Don’t drink it Use it as your medicine By creating new and innovative ways To leverage it ©2018 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author’s permission.

By | May 3rd, 2019|Songs|0 Comments