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#BlogchatterA2Z challenge and NaPoWriMo-2022

 Day27-NaPoWriMo-Wafa
Day27-NaPoWriMo-Wafa

In this series of Intuitive poetries that I’m penning for the #BlogchatterA2Z challenge and NaPoWriMo, here comes the next heteronym character, Wafa who believes in woman empowerment and is clear of the choices she makes for herself.

This poem is inspired by the NaPoWriMo prompt that challenges to write a write a “duplex.” A “duplex” is a variation on the sonnet, developed by the poet Jericho Brown. Here’s one of his first “Duplex” poems, and here is a duplex wrote by the poet I.S. Jones. Like a typical sonnet, a duplex has fourteen lines. It’s organized into seven, two-line stanzas. The second line of the first stanza is echoed by (but not identical to) the first line of the second stanza, the second line of the second stanza is echoed by (but not identical to) the first line of the third stanza, and so on. The last line of the poem is the same as the first.

Introducing Wafa, with this duplex:

Day27-NaPoWriMo-Wafa- An Excerpt
Day27-NaPoWriMo-Wafa- An Excerpt

WAFA

My burqa is my dear motherland
A home I can carry along, by hand
 	
Being home is how safety feels
A place that you breathe at ease

Comfort, a breath of freedom carries 
Like a zephyr that’s kind to the leaves

Kindness carried by the winds 
Ain’t polluted by mean politics

Politics that come with confines
Forbidding my soul of its shines

So, housing my soul in all its essence
Letting me be “me”, I build a fabric fence 

In the space between my soul & the fence
I home my motherland; the burqa makes sense


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