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We Refugees
by Benjamin Zephaniah

I come from a musical place
Where they shoot me for my song
And my brother has been tortured
By my brother in my land.

I come from a beautiful place
Where they hate my shade of skin
They don't like the way I pray
And they ban free poetry.


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The Wash
by Sarah Getty

A round white troll with a black, greasy
heart shuddered and hummed "Diogenes,
Diogenes," while it sloshed the wash.
It stayed in the basement, a cave-dank
place I could only like on Mondays,
helping mother.My job was stirring
the rinse.The troll hummed.Its wringer stuck
out each piece of laundry like a tongue--

socks, aprons, Daddy's shirts, my brother's

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Mother
by J. E. Hardman

sitting in a shitty pub
talking to the random men
am i or my sister not enough?
stop expressing that you have it tough

your daughter is depressed
she sits at home alone
wallowing and losing self-esteem
you being sober feels like a dream


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Expectations vs Reality
by Femme Mcbridge

When I first saw him,
I knew that he was mine,
He promised to make me thine,
Accepting my flaws and fines.
My smile spread across my face,
Anticipating to have a joint family,
Dreamt big to live happy,
With inlaws as parents,
And others as bro and sis,
Love has always been my search.

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My Enlightened Heart
by Jean Nabhan

So many things enlighten my heart,
To tell you about them --- where do I start?
Hearing a melody that I love
And the gentle cooing of a dove.

Seeing a friend engaging smile
And realizing life is so worthwhile
Thinking about my favorite cake
And knowing what a pleasure it is to bake.


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Recent Family Poems
Sunshine Golden
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

There's a burst of mellow sunshine, the hour of my return
after many nights, dark and sable, spent in longing for my home
Bees buzz in the rose garden, and soon to their honeycomb

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625 days and counting
by Grace Frost

365 days we are celebrating you,
Life redefined in 2 pink lines,
625 days this love is brand new.

January to October time to grow,
Impatience is a family trait, 12/09/21,
365 days we are celebrating you.

10pm, 1am and 3am feeds,
Fatigued but morning comes again,

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In the weeds
by Oliver Nalder

I want an exit like Van Gogh,
Suicide by crop.
Oh dear, momma don’t you know?
How big I’ve gotten since we last talked.
I know you hoped
that you would see me
grow taller
than the rope could reach.
Are you angry?
You planted thistle, not a dogwood tree.

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Pieces on the Hem
by LIndsay B

Fragments on The Hem

The wet and reluctant spring,
Moments of sunshine wrapped up in sharp winds
Ground is soft, plump, engorged with water
God’s gift
Makes it loose, and my hands dig in
And up

There are close spaces

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I Need A Family Not A Court (Poem) By Christen Kuikoua
by Christen Kuikoua

Never Compete
with Artificial intelligence
but instead focus
On developing Unique human Intelligence
Because If you continue
to teach today
as you taught yesterday
then you rob us students of tomorrow
for you can lead a horse to water
but you can't force it

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