Upon Waking on Human Rights Day

Upon waking on Human Rights Day
I opened the windows
and I was a host,
for fresh air, a warm wind.
I heard the whispering of children—
surprise!

The dry river ran with water.
The children returned to the alley to play.
Some fears departed the village.
Water ran through the desert—dry no longer.

Today tastes like
a loaf of bread,
a hot, black tea for Grandma,
a bowl of broth for a laborer.

By Kamilah


Comments

  1. Kamila, you say so much in a quiet spare way. I admire that ability very much! Let nothing impede your Voice….ever.

  2. Ah, these lines, these images! These are the kinds of pictures that stay in our minds, long after we’ve clicked away from the page. “The dry river ran with water/The children returned to the alley to play”…and the image that pierces my heart: “a bowl of broth for a laborer.” Wonderful work, Kamilah. Well done!

  3. Thank you dear Paula and dear Stacy,

    Your nice words make me to write more and more and share my poems with you. I hope some day human get their rights and nothing remain just as slogans.

    Peace,
    Kamilah

  4. Suzanne Scarfone says:

    Oh, Kamilah, what a brilliantly imagistic poem. Your words move me; make me feel the ecstasy of hope and renewal.

    Peace,

    Suzanne

  5. Dear Kamilah,
    Beautiful imagination. Amazingly written. I found it brilliant while I read. Congratulation!:)
    Keep it up. Will love to see more from you.
    Thanks,
    Seema K

  6. Dear Kamilah,

    Wow really great, it is outstanding I really appreciate it keep it up.I am waiting for your another piece of writing.

    Thank you,
    Mary

  7. Dearest Kamilah,

    It is really fantastical of your writing, I really appreciate which is appreciable, great! go ahead, waiting for your another great piece of poem.

    Best regards,
    Sara

  8. Respected and Wonderful Women,

    I am deeply thankful of you all. My new piece will come soon and I will share my other poems with you too. I want to be hopeful, cause hope will never die.

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH FROM YOUR NICE COMMENTS,
    LOVE,
    Kamilah

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