Friday, November 06, 2015

Speaking Up

Melinda Gates Melinda Gates Melinda Gates Melinda Gates once said   “A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.”

 I too believe finding one's voice or the courage to speak up is never been easy in particular when it comes to issues that seem to be a taboo. I recall at one time talking about women issue such as breast cancer was sesentive issue until when such personality such as Yuthar Al Rawahi and national cancer awareness group back then started to speak up about it. It only  became a national campaign after some years with their voices being preserver.

Without that initial courage to speak up  it might have remained a sensitive issue.

I was so shy when I was growing  up, though I was so passionate about writing however I always had special shell between me and others.

I was lucky to have met courageous role models such as doctor Zakia Al Lamky and later on Yuthar Al Rawahi who pushed me out of my comfort zone to use poetry as platform to speak up and join in their effort in spreading awareness on cancer.

Only then I began to find that to have voice that is bold enough to speak out is essential to create a better change. At times one can be criticised or laughed at but never underestimat e the power of a voice as it might seem that voice as unheard but being consistent it will prevail. This is what I have exprienced through using a platform such as poetry and now public speaking.

In general women prefer to take back stage in terms of speaking up, it is essential we encourage women to speak up as only issues related to women can be discussed when women themselves raise their concerns.

I would like to conclude that with social media nowdays it has provided a number of platform that one can use to speak up and vast opportunities to address social issues. To find your voice might not happen over night as Audre Lorde states ways to begin is  "Next time, ask: what’s the worst that will happen? Then push yourself a little further than you dare. Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it’s personal. And the world won’t end … And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had."

Nasra Al Adawi, poet 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Literacy Day

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

In Here

Friday, July 24, 2015

Erased Images

Some photos get burned with time 
Still yet.. your image will remain

Within my walls 
As if you were just here 
Breathing live within my store 
You are undiminished in this soul

copyright 2015 Nasra Al Adawi
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Sunday, July 05, 2015


Friday, June 12, 2015

Rain lovingly as you are

You are here our doorsteps
Touch us gently 
I'm not sure ..If your countless droplets
Are cry of pain 
Or rather tears of happiness 
As the wind pushed you 
To arrive within the heart of my land
I thank you for being here 
Whether troublesome or joy 
You are God's  blessings
 That I have waited in mid of heat 
Come to my land 
Just lovingly as you rain on us 
copyright 2015 Nasra Al Adawi 
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

~Cleansing of the Sea~

Have you ever came close eye to an eye ..that you stared at your mind and thoughts. What does it look like. I imagine it to be a net… different ropes knotted with each other to create a net. Thoughts flows rapidly within the chain of ropes, yet our troubled thoughts and worries stumbles in theses knots.. Suffocating, calling to be untangled.

The exercise of detangling is merely not an easy journey… Whenever I use to have a chocking thoughts calling on me to release it when I was younger the ultimate way is to throw my thoughts towards the sea.

It was just as the sunlight breaking though the sea, my feet have walked slowly many times this path yet unsure if I submit my breathless thoughts and will it be received by the sea.  Somehow as the light slowly awakes the sleeping sea and shore, it embrace you with tiny mists ..unseen ..Without me noticing easing the knots that suffocates my thoughts. My eyes absorbing calmness of the just awaking sea. My ears are suddenly starting to hear that this sea is breathing just like me …Back and fro the waves are inhaling air...The waves steers melodies that my worries were not hearing its music before.

There I was freeing my troublesome towards these naughty waves ,,, as innocent child plays the running game.. waves back and fro …learning what had been weighing as troubles of the world  is now vanishing with the touch of water droplets… I go inward to my mind, I find it a blank page …there not an even one scribble of thoughts.  There  I was freed mind as vast as the sea …weighing lighter as its waters

So if you ever find yourself as me getting suffocated in thoughts, take yourself as close as you can to touch the sea and listen to the melodic conversation of the waves releasing your worries it will proudly wash it a way.  

Copyright Nasra Al Adawi 2014  

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