It’s as if I am the ball In the pinball machine Shunted back and forth Each place where I should belong Shutting me out Defining things Constructing matters So that I have to fight If I’m going to stay When I just want To belong with ease ©2017 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No [...]
Pitting me against myself Crashing waves It’s an old story You using your might In an attempt to drag me down While I use my might In an attempt to lift you up There comes a point Where I’m worn out from And bored by The struggle And I let go Of you the vision [...]
You create a state of crisis Through your self-neglect And effective self-sabotage I pick up the pieces Drawing from and lending to you My Life Force Which is intact Because of my self-devotion Relentless pursuit of All that is positive and healthy I do the hard work Take the risks Make the changes Put the [...]
On guard And on call If I’m not in charge Everything falls apart ©2017 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author’s permission.
This 4,000 year legacy meant everything to me But your actions attitude And hypocrisy Necessitate that I Leave it in the dust Like one who doesn’t care And you don’t blink or register the tragic loss Because you expected this generation To turn its back Anyhow ©2017 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion [...]
You cultivate The kind of man Who is crass and demeaning And you call your method Religious and holy While you shove me to the back of the sanctuary Behind a wall And silence my prayers To Gd Making it a constant fight To be part of this community With any kind of integrity ©2017 [...]
In a roomful of people Gathered to celebrate the holy new year You ask me If I’m Jewish Your only words to me An otherwise perfect stranger It’s that kind of ignorance Arrogance And distorted sense of entitlement That push me Farther and farther away From Jewish life Until one day My answer Just might [...]
Like you I used to believe in The medical system Hand over my care To the supposed expertise Of doctors Who patently failed me And I woke up And realized I was the captain of My own ship And that I could steer it Better than Anyone else ©2017 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. [...]
I will not Hold your sadness Anymore You succeeded In exhausting my love hope devotion Relentless determination And I have Nothing left to give ©2017 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author’s permission.
This whole world Disappoints me I used to contribute my everything Holding out a higher vision of what is possible But you did everything To shoot me down control me capture me And I have lost interest In haring my knowledge experience wisdom light ©2017 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this [...]