Poetry is my soul sound

Nadra Mahdi
Posted September 14, 2020 from Sudan

Ijust remember my father voice 

Talked with my mam

Ibring three magazines .every one of your child must take magazine and try to read it alone.

We are three children one boy and two girls.of my mam and dad.

My father focus on learning  me and my sister because we are girls .

And sudan at that time does not care of learning girls and women.

My father think that learning is aweapon for me and my sister.

We can live safe and succes with

out needs of my brother.

From that time istart reading alot and more.

So due to reading alot ifind that ican feel about the people and ican write about their feeling.in apoet.

Istart writing asinging poetry.in local sudanese. Lanuages.

And go to professional arabic language.

Ijust write my poems in the mid night.

When the world is sleep.

Its just me and the sky .stars.and the calm of the night.


Every words come from  inside my

.my heart.soul putting my words or shape them like apicture that isaw it .and ibegan to give details about the scence.and let the end open for the audience..

Ihave two books now.two poem book need to be published..

Poem is alight of my soul.

And give me more power to continue live in this world

It make every thing .nice wonderful .sensetive.and possible to participate with others

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Jill Langhus
Sep 14, 2020
Sep 14, 2020

Hello Again, Dear Nadra,

Thanks for sharing your poem. I'm glad you empowered yourself to learn, and read more, and more:-)

Corine Milano
Sep 14, 2020
Sep 14, 2020

I am so glad your father taught you and your sisters to read and that you have continued on to become a poet and journalist! I would love to read your poetry.

Nini Mappo
Sep 15, 2020
Sep 15, 2020

Hello Nadra,
Your father is an exceptional African dad. You are so blessed that he had a vision of education as a way to empower his daughters. I am glad that you applied yourself and have found a deep connection to life through poetry.
Thank you for sharing.

Karen QuiƱones-Axalan
Sep 22, 2020
Sep 22, 2020

Hello, Nadra,

Your story taught us how important reading is for children. Your father was right, you're education is your tool. He is a wise man to prepare you in life.

It's great that you can right Arabic and Sudanese. And English, too!

Congratulations on publishing two poetry books. Wow! How inspiring.

Thanks for sharing this with us!