High School Contest Third Place Winner Poetry: “The girl in front”

by Ya'Rose Sambou The girl walks over and talked to turned backs She talked and talked with no response Until she turned her back, did they talk They talked and talked but she didn't understand  While the girl in the front, watches  The girl looks over and catches her eye She walked and walked until … Continue reading High School Contest Third Place Winner Poetry: “The girl in front”

Adoption

By Ahmad Al-Khatat When I was a teenager I donated to a little orphan since then I made a vow that  I would adopt her, and marry her Days go by and nights come  I learned how to hurt myself  by doing bad habits that will  guide me to die below the bridge I lost … Continue reading Adoption

A rose and waste picker

By Sunil Sharma   A rose blooms on a dump in Delhi It sways in the morning wind the way drunk girls sway and swear on the predatory Indian streets and restricted cultural zones to express happiness and freedom from stifling familial and patriarchal constraints In Mumbai and other metros on long Saturday nights. The morning light plays on the petals and … Continue reading A rose and waste picker