Posted at 11:28 am , on May 28, 2017
Illustration by SAMA SAMI
The Holy Month
Before the song of sparrows
In the nick of time
Sohour + dawn prayer
Sunrise to sunset
Fossicking the fridge
Watching the wristwatch
The scent of scripture
Call to prayer
Drowned by mum’s dish
The breaking of the fast
Almost breaking the dinner table
Making a wish:
“God, please end poverty.”
Eating them, not going on them
Prayer, over and over
For those in need
Those in need
The felicity of charity
The hues of gratitude
The rarity of restraint
For all we need
Is God’s colours
And them dates.
Posted at 9:18 am , on May 18, 2017
I cannot remember her caressing and cradling me in the dark, deep night.
I cannot remember her waking up, so I can sleep, in the dark, deep night.
I cannot remember her feeding me in the dark, deep night.
I cannot remember her nursing me when I got sick.
I cannot remember her anxiety when I fell.
I cannot remember.
Original Artwork by Mariam Sawires
Yet, I am here.
All because of the moments I cannot remember.
Posted at 1:08 pm , on April 28, 2017
original artwork by Mariam Sawires
The Master ordered
And the Generals gave salute
And weary and worn-out men
Danced to the flute
They strapped their green cotton-armour
And funeral-black leather boots
Brides back home awaited their grooms
To walk them down the aisle in genteel charcoal suits
Mistresses of intuition
And bought coffins.
Posted at 6:59 pm , on March 8, 2017
To all the women in my life who teach me what and who a man is. Everyday.
Mum. Grandma RIP. Sisters. Aunts. Cousins. Soulmates. Friends. Colleagues. Girlfriends. And all the inspiring ladies I’m yet to meet.
Happy International Women’s Day.
Posted at 1:48 pm , on January 29, 2016
To celebrate Australia Day, the Federal Government is proudly pleased to announce an exciting, environmentally unconscious Cooking Masterclass for young politicians.
You will learn:
–How to toast the rich (add pinch of land then beat natives)
–Fry families (chop healthcare, pare benefits and skim parents)
–Grind hookers (party favourite)
–Separate the white
–Roast the poor
–And stew then burn the refugees
We then invite you to join us in the Parliament House garden to pour cool lemonade over your conscience.
Posted at 5:11 pm , on December 31, 2015
It isn’t fair
The birds stay apart for so long
Is the distance between time
And their nest
So bring your perfectly perfumed breast
Near my humid heartbeat
And let us free humanity with love.
Posted at 12:27 pm , on December 26, 2015
Our minds are up:
I wish you All—
No actually I don’t
Wish a single Soul
And Salam to Damascus
It’s 🎄 (Christmas, man, Christmas)
Giving into Daesh betrays
but This morning
The brave, eternal, magnolious Sun
Is ours. Yours.
Merry Christmas !
A time to hold the hands of your Neighbour, Lover,
Or your Plumber
And your mother
And Remember Christ was born Today
In the Middle East
So Free your mind
Posted at 9:36 pm , on April 5, 2015
Happy Easter and Happy Sizdah Bedar (Persian celebration) to all.