YOU

Can you truly be you

Unafraid

No make up

No filter

To alter your face

Can you find it

In your heart

To let them see

Who you truly are

For no other has been made

In exactly the same way

Yours

Arms stretching out

Feeling the boarders of my imagination

Running my fingers on an unseen destination

How could I see things I can not imagine?

How could I become what I do not dare to be?

This box

Was not

Made

For

ME

.

.

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Simple

Shadows to a light I can’t find

The soldier standing

I stood behind

A metal door

Bullet holes in the wall

Of my grandma’s house

Simpler time

When I wished I knew

How to say hello

Without getting shot

.

.

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Missing

I had wandered far

And after all

I found you

The thing that was never missing

The thing I refused to see

The missing piece was just me

.

.

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Lightening

On top of the world

We stood

Or so we thought

On the dorm’s rooftops

We slept

Explosions lit the sky

No thunder to fear

Just man’s lightening growing near

In time to get a shuteye

[That’s my Baghdad in 2007]