I wrote a poem on 2020…

Dear Fellow Warrior,

I wrote this poem about a poem that I wrote about 2020. 🙂

There might be a moment where I share that poem as well. But here is the poem I wrote about it. 🙂

Here is a quote to inspire you in your courageous act of writing… It is the quote I came across that was another push for me to press submit on some of my pending posts:

“And by the way, everything in life is writeable if you have the outgoing guts to do it. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Plath

Thank you for reading!

I wrote a poem on 2020

I wrote a poem on 2020…

In and about 2020…

it was in my head… in 2020…

so in 2021, one day, I woke up, and wrote it down…

and I found liberation.

just for a moment.

I was free.

I wrote on income wealth inequality…

I wrote on the starving minimum wage…

I wrote on the increase of maternal mortality among my black and brown sisters…

I wrote on Palestinian bloodshed…

I wrote on the murder and torture of our innocent Black and Brown brothers…

I wrote on Universal Healthcare…

I wrote about Choices.

That unspoken dangerous dichotomy of choice.

That nonsensical metaphor of the fork in the road.

I wrote.

I wrote on that R-word.

Dare I say that glorious R-Word.

I am not Remiss
that
the letter in the alphabet following “R” is “S”

Dare I say the “S”-word.

the mother, the Queen of all S-words.

Maybe I can say the “S”-word.

No…it is not Sex.

No… it is not Suicide.

Apparently there are lots of “S”-words we dare not say.

but the one I am thinking of….

The one that doesn’t let me rest at night…

well, there is Silence.

and there is Shame.
……

or is there “Shame.”

and thenSilence?”

Chronology is a little unclear.

Why Shame?

Cause didn’t Gandhi say, “All that Scholarship would be in Vain…?”

but I think I should say the “R-word.”

because there is fear…

that may not be Real.

and I feel…

… it’s important at this point to Reveal..

Is it too soon?

Revelations allow for Reflections. no?

or are they just Ruminations…

So here it is:

the ultimate R-word.

The one that Radiates through our bodies…

and unites the clenched fists…

that word we dare not say…

without the capital to come our way..

Maybe I should whisper, so “they” don’t hear…

So here it goes…

I am going to say it.

Are you ready?

Here it is…

REVOLUTION“…

Sorry….

…I expected fireworks…

Oh and then there are the Sister R-words.

Rebellion.
Resistance.
Radical.

Sorry…. I don’t know about you…

but I’m dRooling now.

****

I wrote a poem on 2020.

and it was called “The Radical Brown “Damsel in Distress”.” 😉

You may never read it…..Because I may never share it…

But I still just needed you to know …

…in 2022…

… That I wrote a poem…

…about 2020…

…in 2021..

And gosh, it may have been a good poem.

Peace, Warmth, and Blessings,

Your sister,

Dr. Elsa

Warrior Queen

“She wasn’t looking for a Knight. She was looking for the Sword.” – Atticus

2 comments on “I wrote a poem on 2020…

  1. These poems are masterpieces laden with meaning and substance… a “droolworthy” read indeed

  2. Wow Saeed. Thank you for reading and sharing your feedback

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