By The Unofficial Hafsah
A soul’s response when the world is too noisy and a heart is silenced for too long.
Can you please lower your volume, Hush down, Can you be quiet, Quiet now, Silent. Let the tears fall silently coating the pages With the rubble of the storm within Let the pain roar And be HEARD and SEEN UNAFRAID, and UNTAMED And let the world stop needing you to perform To conform To do amazing things! Let it all stop, And be SILENT.
May Allah grant us the ability to appreciate and claim back our silence
The Unofficial Hafsah is a young Muslimah living in the Bronx. She is the child of Senegalese immigrants and rooted in her culture. Her connection to writing blossomed while quarantining as she felt, “there was too much to be said to be silent.” The art of writing continues to amaze her with its malleable beauty and purpose. She hopes to heal herself and her community through her writing.