on confusion

Hi all! It’s 10pm on a Saturday night and I’m writing this in bed right now, and yesterday followed a similar pattern. I haven’t socialized since last week, which for me is a decently long time. In fact, at least during the time I’ve been back home this summer, I haven’t gone out even half […]

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A Paragraph on Poetry

Hello all! This post is about one of the most important aspects of my life– writing. While my being able to sit down and painlessly compose essays and research papers requires very large amounts of caffeine and procrastination (my friends can attest to how amusingly unglamorous this is), writing poetry is my outlet, my confidant, […]

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A Sound Poem

I will never understand how they walk in tune with the jangle of your chains and drum their fingers to the beat of your heart yet never look you in the eye, treating your cries as nothing more than a modified, flawed silence. Perhaps they are afraid that your pain will awaken their souls and that […]

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A Goodbye Poem

Please hold on for one more moment I am growing my goodbye If you listen closely Perhaps you will hear it Reaching towards the sky to the melody of my heartbeat and the silence that replaces words too difficult To say. And I water it Every two to three days Sometimes I forget because There […]

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A Note on Gratefulness

I believe that all happiness in life begins with being grateful– the two follow each other in a cycle, and in my opinion, the most important step is at first being grateful for the less obvious things, even when life isn’t necessarily going your way. When you start doing this, even something as simple as a […]

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a few thoughts on freedom

Last night, I spent over an hour in my backyard taking pictures of the stars. I danced around in the dark with my socks soaking wet, listening to my happiest music. I spent more time looking up at the sky than at my viewfinder, with tears in my eyes at the beauty of it all. […]

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A Beginning

Hello there! My name is Shireen and this is my blog. For the most part, I created this as an outlet for the stream of words, thoughts, and feelings that race through my mind; words that string together to shape poems, stories, musings, lists, etc. This is an attempt to put some of those things […]

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