Salwa Sadek is an Egyptian-Australian poet and spoken word artist. Her passion for storytelling through studying journalism sparked her interest in telling her own stories through poetic form.
Her poetry is heavily faith-based as a means to understand the way we live life and to share the beauty of her faith (Islam) which has been greatly misrepresented in today’s world. She recently released her first poetry collection, “Carry Me With You,” which is available for purchase on Amazon!
we await the day Palestine is free
the world bears witness a city of beauty
your lineage birthed and planted
to wake up finding the land of palestine
hugging your lifeless body
your old age was waiting to one day be granted
but heaven called you yesterday
as your body descended to the ground
to find heavenly gardens awaiting
amid a land stolen from your hands.
to know a life only through settlements
to be left buried beneath the earth’s soil
a witness to endless years of turmoil.
but your soul can now rest
from yesterday which was oppressed
as it rises up trancing in the presence of angels
repeated history on these pages of each rising day
doesn’t become any less painful
yet we remind ourselves freedom lies in remaining faithful.
as you die a shaheed
while your family and the world grieves
each day innocent souls leave
palestine we await the day you will be free
– Saeed Odeh murdered by Zionist colonizing forces, 5/5/21
if i listened to the wind more often
i’d realize God never left me
even though i have many times before.
so if death is the way to meet my Creator
how can i still be so fearful of The One
who showed me the way to heaven’s door?
thoughts full of commotion
beyond my control
i pray this pain doesn’t break me to the bone.
a pain like none other
a pain that subsists
transcending the words of language that exist.
for if this world was perfect
heaven would lose its meaning.
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