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Hurting Inside by Arlo Maverick

Hurting Inside by Arlo Maverick

“Hurting Inside” is a spoken word piece/song from my conceptual album, Maybe Tomorrow. Maybe Tomorrow is the story of an up and coming musician suffering the loss of his grandmother just as his career takes off. With her death following on the heels of a […]

Photography is a Super Power

Photography is a Super Power

When you photograph a face, you are immortalizing that person’s image. One click and a moment is forever cemented. It is a power our ancestors would marvel at so we must not take it for granted. Pay attention to the eyes, lips, curves in the […]

The Child of an Alcoholic Shares Insights into His Life

The Child of an Alcoholic Shares Insights into His Life

This song is about me growing up with an alcoholic mother and how addiction didn’t only affect her but also her kids and how I kept chasing a mother that left her kids for alcohol. Verse 1 By Illustrated 89 a baby born to an […]

Brain Ponderings by Ana Moca-Grama

Brain Ponderings by Ana Moca-Grama

My brain informed me it could be a genius. If only you could focus, he said. If only your tunnel vision could expand into an universal vision. One where you are one. My brain then proceeded to make me feel stupid. If only I could […]

War & Home by Sara AlSouqi

War & Home by Sara AlSouqi

War, forced my grandfathers’ out of Palestine to Jordan in 1948. Shortly after, they migrated to Kuwait, where both my parents were born and raised. In 1990, the war in Kuwait forced my parents and toddler of a brother out of Kuwait to Jordan again, […]

The Game by 7

The Game by 7

She promised she’d never lie She swore I was her true love Pitiful There I sat, licking at my wounds with liquor Trying to soak away the pain from my tears But the (self) loathing only became thicker   Suddenly a flicker, Her flaming gaze […]

The Alchemy of Growth

The Alchemy of Growth

I wrote this poem in some darker days. The kind where going becomes a necessity. It felt like a crux, the precipice, or maybe the deepest part of a valley. I was left with two options to linger or to learn. This poem is what […]

Water || Spoken Word

Water || Spoken Word

The poem is merely a reflection on the amount of water consumption that takes place in a lot of developed countries. It explores several areas in which we consume or use water in detrimentally large amounts. All of this research is then compared with the […]



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