Thoughts spill from my head My heart pumps them, non-stop Into my mind
Dear friend, it’s 5:00 am and the sun is about to rise, numbness kicks in.As always it has found a way to the flesh of mine.I have lived and died, been everything and the opposite. The laws of gravity can’t work on my lacrimal glands anymore.
Rape the living soul out of that girl And skin her beauty Cut off a mother’s breast to entertain yourself By looking at a starving child
Take a walk in the graveyard Why is it so quiet? What are they hiding? Okay.. pull a lost soul out
Feature Photo Credits Guest contribution by Rawan SalamMy friends called me beautifulAnd so did heHe said he loved my hairSo, I thought I should cut itI carry the extra weightHoping it would protect
Close your eyes gently...
She might have seemed cold Yet, there was a turbulent fire within her But would it ignite?
Sorry to the dazzling stars Nobody saw In her eyes like Melted remnants of snow...
Photo Source Guest Contribution by Nada Wael. I’d like to think that life is like the shuffle button on a playlist. More often than not, the shuffle is disappointing and keeps
Photo Source Guest Contribution by Nada Wael. Have you ever stopped to think about how different things break? Or more like what happens when they do? Most things break right before your
Photo Source Guest Contribution by Passant Ahmad. Together; I have always been soft, but sharp round the edges That’s what I needed to adapt, to cope with the cruelness of the
Photo Source Guest Contribution by Passant Ahmad. Everyone who knows me knows I never write about love All my writings are sad; all my writings are dull To express how dimmed my
Photo Source Guest Contribution by Passant Ahmad. Today I woke up feeling like the Earth: So tired and worn out from all the disasters happening to me Yet feeling like I caused them.
Photo Source Guest Contribution by Passant Ahmad. He speaks to me so softly like the sound of the sea waters sweeping the sand He touches my skin so gently like a smooth wind
Guest Contribution by Passant Ahmad addressed to her boyfriend Marwan Khurshid on his birthday. Photo Credit Today is the day you were brought to life, or the day you brought life Today
Guest contribution by Muhammad Addam By Oleg Oprisco Part One: Spring has come with long bloomed flowers, Like dreams they are; tender and blessed, I think to myself: how beautiful they are- Surrounding
Guest contribution by Passant Ahmad The flicker of a candle that guides you when the light is out The courage that pushes you through the way even though you can barely see anything&
Guest Contribution by Nada Kassab My vision caught from a distance A gigantic pile of pain And I could notice your existence A small figure, trying to remain sane Reaching out
Guest contribution by Hoda Mounir Source And when it hits, it hits hard, the storm inside. I feel finished, exploited, used to the last drop of my soul. Like a mine with all
Guest contribution by Michael Meshreky Dreams dwindle till they perish, Faced with pressures of the days. Losing the purpose I dared not cherish, And gone are all my destined ways. Asked to
By Anonymous sender Today’s the day the toy soldier looks his best Today’s the day the dolls adorn a crest Today’s the day ballads shall be sung Today’s the
Written by Yasmin Rahmy* It is said to be the first lantern to have ever been made… Wings of darkness spread across the town, giving it an extra gloominess. The lights
Written by Ahmed Hamed* (Egyptian Writer and Filmmaker) *Ahmed Hamed is Cairo Contra’s “Guest Post” competition winner. Misery loves family. From the first moment the movie starts, you get
Written by guest writer Osama Hegazy photo Greetings Cairenes! My name is Osama Hegazy, I’m a student in medical school (which doesn’t mean I’m an expert in
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