Mashal

Grade 9; Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute

 

I am from soil, from water

    And fire.

I am from ruff ends, the

    Shoe box in the corner full of memories.

I am from the carnations (pure love, love of another, disappointment, innocence), the Aster (love of variety, elegance, daintiness)

I am from the athaan and compassion

    From Mustafa, and the ignorance and foldedness of Habib and Tahmina.

I am from fights

    And happy vacations.

From the babaloo.

I am from Allah

    The compassionate, the merciful.

I’m from Canada and Afghanistan

    Mantu

    Kabob

From the waterfall falling

I am from the ruins of war

I am exuberant. I am

    Ever graceful.

I AM ME.