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Today, Wendy Moira Angela Darling will walk a new kind of gallows. That’s quite melodramatic, she thinks. But it’s not so untrue. A broken woman in a broken mirror stares back at her…

I do not write about you / because you are everything good and whole and sacred, / I have a tendency to only write about wilted brokenness: /
the chipped cup, the forest blight, / the deer’s tangled antlers…

Muslim Youth Musings had the honor and opportunity to collaborate with the MSA Lone Star Council for their 2022 MSA Showdown Competition and publish selected entries in the categories of Writing and Performance Poetry following the theme of “Restart. Refresh. Reignite.” We congratulate all of the competitors and winners on producing high-quality work that is now being shared with Muslims across the world.

I love running through the fields covered by sunlight, / With the greenest grass and the day so bright – / But will my clouds bring the April rain this way?

If you ask me who my role model is, I’ll tell you it’s a man who needs no introduction / His mercy to all leaves me in absolute If you ask me who my role model is, I’ll tell you it’s a man who needs no introduction…

Noise/It takes over every part of my soul/Drenching me in endless thought/Silencing my inner voice/Screaming to be let out/To be freed from the shackles…

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