AZZA El WAKEEL : Voice of a Poet
CAROL BORZYSKOWSKI : Peacock Screams
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AZZA El WAKEEL
Voice of a Poet
The oriental female has been promised To be the puppet of a man Her existence can only be achieved By being someone's spouse She's denied and considered incomplete Unless she's married to a man Or a semi-man Live in his shadow in silence In the orient, girl's tongues Are circumcised in their childhood Their voices buried in their throats Girls in the orient are confiscated from fiction Dreams exacted from their minds Women creators in the orient Are unfortunate, no place for them Poetesses are ranked as rebellious Unashamed, stripped from timidity Outside the path of the herd Some hidden under covered names Others gambled by writing in day light Revealed veils from their faces Oriental women creators Are accused of expressing their feelings Of daring declaring their dreams publicly Every poetess some men doubt her talent That there must be a man Writing or correcting her lines Every poetess some men question her purity She must have paid a price In return of publishing her words Every poetess some men search The secret of her inspiration Is she someone's wife? Writes only for him? Or is she playful? Her words diffuse scent of adventure! Every poetess in the orient sometimes encounters Semi-men controlling the publishing world They invite her to access the world of literature Through the road of indecency Ignore her in their offices as an authoress Welcome her in their beds as a prey Since she unleashed her fantasies Didn't bury her pen She's considered lawful They're careless about her ideas and writing style Not interested in the inner music in her texts But are captured by the idea Of identifying her underwear Sneaking to her warm bed sheets Flirting with the off-springs of her thoughts In the orient, When a poetess reveals her feelings A gallows is hanged An investigation is opened With every love poem she writes She remains a subject of amusement Followed by spur and innuendo And the same question To whom does she write?
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CAROL BORZYSKOWSKI
Peacock Screams
Minnesota winters kill those not seasoned. Myths created in neighborhood versions: Flashes of blue in a garage glimpses of gold on a deck. Spring emerged on my garage roof with the fabled pair pecking at my window. He danced for her in my back yard iridescent swirls of blue against dandelions the peahen was unfazed. White cat, silent as smoke, drifted away, not recognizing exotics as prey. Her interest captured by a chipmunk transfixed by the dance. I track their spoor around the yard while I hear his triumphant screech. I try to imagine their sanctuary on the bluff hidden from coyotes and fox. His tail draping over an elm branch, his crown thrusting from Sumac. His screams, raw and fresh, add disturbing notes to the bluff symphony of native creatures. It freezes me every time, and I wonder about chicks and gently ask white cat to continue to ignore the strange, to remain indifferent to the shift of balance on the back bluff.
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POETRYREPAIRS v11.11
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VIKRAM KOLMANNSLOG | Action is possible.
RICHARD JORDAN | Insomnia
KARIANNA JOHNSON | Along With The Stars
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MICHAEL ESTABROOK | Some Flowers
John Horvath Jr | My Wife Said (911)
CHRISTOPHER MULROONEY| expostulation
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AZZA El WAKEEL| Voice of a Poet
JANET I. BUCK | The Drug War
WENDY L. HAMMOND | The Man In The Moon
v11.11.124
MARTIN JERVIS | Fairy Tale
ANNE M. HUDSON | To the Girl on the Threshold
Ward KELLEY | Ka Inside a Pyramid
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LYNN STRONGIN | Tomorrow Will Be Less Pain
JEAN HULL HERMAN | Margy's Monologue: Everything's Fine
JEAN HULL HERMAN | And Then, The NEW YEAR
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ELISHA PORAT | Last Time
DAVE JACKSON | 'if the snow...'
JEFFREY C. ALFIER | Early Babylon Blues
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HOLLY DAY | The Haunted
DAVE JACKSON | When You Take the Toll
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LISA M CRONKHITE | As The Day Dies
MICHAELEEN PENNINGTON | Hermitted
128POETQ3 | Art Conteest
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SUE LITTLETON | Family Heirloom
DYAN SANDEFER | It Don't Add Up
ABIGAIL B. CALKIN | The Washout
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DAVID LAWRENCE | The Oldies
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe | Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
WENDY L. HAMMOND | Holy, Holy? ...War
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LOIS MICHAEL UNGER | In My Dream
PRASENJIT MAITI | To America
SHANNON L. PUGH | Evolution
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ELIJAH PORAT | MY JERUSALEM SYNDROME - a memoir
RICHARD FEIN | William Bendix, Babe Ruth, and Dad
AVERIL BONES | Watching the Sky

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