Get inspired with poems written by Redefy's network of young authors.
I recall my experiences with identity and analyze the genocides in the Middle East from the perspective of tradition and culturalism. My intention is to illustrate to the reader what it is like to identify as Arab.
"We often regard the ocean as a figure of ambiguity, for what is beneath the surface is unclear. However what we refuse to explore is what that ambiguity blankets."
Since when were we puppets with society in control of the strings to our minds?
Why burden the next generations with the problems that we have started?
Do you ever feel lonely even in a crowded town?
Do not listen for you reflect the beauty of your country
But tell me again sir, is it still that hard for you?
I will stand up for myself and others like me, I will no longer succumb to the pressures of the society
Did you witness the racism, sexism, discrimination, elitism, and the disgust humanity showed towards diversity, causing all that needless adversity?
The lined up dominoes which were once aligned have been tipped over by my own words
I don’t believe that a simple word is able to encapsulate something so wonderful, so full of beauty and mystery
How can we change when history is just a broken record?
Fairytales are supposed to have happy endings, are they not?
We will all make it to the land beyond this trellised archway
Maybe I am showing them it is okay to stray from the “default”
Our world is divided into “Us vs. Them”
That bubble I once grew up in is gone
No one was going to put her in The Glass Box again
I just want to be equal; nothing less, nothing more
Do not see me for my disability. Do not see me for my race. I am a person just like anyone else.
A dystopian poem about the social, moral, and environmental horrors of climate change. Told through the perspective of an imaginary elder in the far future.
Why we must appreciate our diversity and individuality
The stark contrast in how our society treats women and men
My journey of embracing my identity as a Dominican-American