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I wish you had ears, so I could whisper to you how you’ve been on my mind Ever since i was brought into your world, I had only a single wish, for The stories my mother tells, in real sadness and grief to come to life, She remembers when she swam in your ocean, She still feels the water beneath her palm, rushing up to her fingertips, and vanishing before she could even utter a single goodbye, Tells me tales of the times that she snuck out the house to go to your picture shows, And dance under the moon light, curly hair wrapped in turban, Clothes reek of unnsi and grandmothers perfume With no music playing, tells me she sang her little infant brothers to sleep, And cooked breakfast at just 5, when grandmother worked She remembers the simple things, The fresh colorful flowers swaying in the wind, Children kicking their soccer balls on the beach, Laughing as If the only happiness they will ever taste, Lays on the motherland. Your motherland. My motherland. Our motherland. She rose this morning, only to wake up to an unrealistic dream, Our mothers cry helpless tears, Choose which child to feed and which to not, Our rivers aren’t rivers, and we don’t have a motherland. We have a tribal-land They host parties and play your song, Talk about when they were children, And dream of a better land, They say they want to be AS ONE, But remain forever separate. This isn’t the peace my mother spoke of, Our schools aren’t schools, and our kids became skinner than the women i see on theses western covers. We don’t have a motherland. We have a tribal-land

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Date: 11/15/2015 6:27:00 PM
Hi Rahma, this is such an excellent piece that I look forward to reading more of your work! Welcome to PoetrySoup and best wishes as you continue to churn out wonderful poetic pieces! Warmest regards and a score of 7! Pandita
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Date: 11/10/2015 8:28:00 AM
I'm impressed with your first post here. Rahma, thank you for sharing a powerful poem. WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you have fun with this wonderful community. You'll find many friendly poets who are ready to support and give positive feedback. I will enjoy following you and your poetry :) We are Lucky To Have you. Enjoy Poetry Soup:) Your New Poet Friend @-> LINDA <-@
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Date: 11/9/2015 1:09:00 PM
Rahma, Welcome to Poetry Soup. It will be a delight to read and become familiar with your poems in the future. As for now, I will greet you with the same smile others passed when I first joined the soup. Wishing you and your poetry the best. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here STARTING with me- SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you wish. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND" Hugs* SKAT
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