Justice – Eneinta Zekiai

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Justice – Eneinta Zekiai It’s easy to be good,it’s hard to be right. The cry of the poor isnot always rightbut if you do not listento it, you will not knowwhat the justice is. Justice is what the world lacks,is not charity. It rains on the rightand on the unjust,but on the rightit falls more,because […]

Justice – Nazia Zakaria

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Justice – Nazia Zakaria They scorn….They mock…. They rip our spirits apart, They really want to shake and break us,They believe they are superior to others,They use words as weapons,They believe money, status, race is their privilege and power, I hear their cruel whispers and bitter lies,I see their hatred filled hostile eyes, They need […]

Justice – Mónica Chicaiza

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Justice – Mónica Chicaiza Justice the dream of many,Justice a blindfold for others.Hate, poverty, greed stab the whole world. Enough!It is time to act and shout justice for all.Let’s sow respect without distinction, without discrimination. Justice and hope!A future of equality and diversity.Let’s close the inequality gap together.Let’s fight together for justice of peace and […]

Poem – Cosmo Dub

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Poem – Cosmo Dub We once all knew that many from one is natural and a beautiful thing.On first contact, dark-skinned cultures welcomed outsiders as kings.But messenger, is the root of this word king.Not dominator. That’s retarded and blashpheming. A false notion of God is what allows racism.For 12 hundred years, embedded in the western […]

Poem – Abiodun Oluwa

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Poem – Abiodun Oluwa AND YOU, FATHER, FIGURED BY THE PARTICLES OF FOGOF YOUR WAR, YOUR PATH OF OBLIVIONAND SENSISM.YOUR SCUDS FLITTING FROM EYESTO HANDS, YOUR DAZZLING MASS THAT SPASMSWITH REMISED SHOCKS.YOUR WAR.YOUR WAR.THE DEADENED BOG IN WHICH YOU THREAD,THE DEADENED BOG IN WHICH YOU TRUDGE,THE DEADENED BOG IN WHICH YOU STOP,A CINDERY COUNTENANCE ANDA […]

Literacy Writing: I know why the caged bird sings

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Literacy Writing: I know why the caged bird sings Students from IT for ESOL 3506 class at ELATT got their creative powers flowing by writing some poetry.Their poetry was inspired by the works of Maya Angelou. The world –renowned author, poet and civil rights activist.Segs Fayase, their teacher, said: “It was so inspiring to see […]

Poem: When Someone Smiles

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Poem: When Someone Smiles રમેશકુમાર જાંબુચા – કોઇ હસીને તો કોઇ રડીને દર્દ છુપાવે છે કોઇ હસીને તો કોઇ રડીને દર્દ છુપાવે છે,કેટલાયે મારી જેમ મજબૂરીથી ચલાવે છે. કોઇ એને જઇને જરૂરથી આટલું કહેજો,કે મારી ધડકન એની યાદો ચલાવે છે. આ કલમ પણ કમાલ કરે છે કાયમ જોને,શાહીથી બસ નામ એ તેનું લખાવે છે. દિલ […]

Poem: Drinking alone with the Moon

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Poem: Drinking alone with the Moon Li baiTranslated by Lingqin There is a jug of wine in the flower garden,Drinking alone without any friends.I raise my cup to invite the moon to join me,We are three people: the moon, my shadow and I.The moon does not drink, my shadow follows me.Accompanied by the moon and […]

Poem: Good Sense

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Poem: Good Sense Caqligii wanaagsan – Good sense Gorayadu ilmaheedAroori bay dhigtaayooAboodigu ku layaa,Shinbirtuna aroosay Ilaaxidhoo ammaana bayUbadkeeda seexisaa. The ostrich puts her young in the openWhere the hawk can kill them.The small birds marry and build a nest for their youngSo they can be safe. Kala awran labaduyeEdebtiyo aqoontiyoAsluubtay isku dhaafeenCaqligii wanagsaniItaal in uu […]