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Sumayyah Talibah
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Started this discussion. Last reply by MissE Feb 10, 2010. 3 Replies

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street symphony

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 9:46pm 0 Comments

we lived underground

in bunkers and stations

fallen out of use

and slept on grates

in the alleyways and played dress up

from green and blue boxes marked “free”

sharing space

on a stained couch

with a friend or three…


last of the story

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 1:44pm 0 Comments

we’re here

surrounded by scattered parts and trampled flowers

counting down the hours

‘til we die

for the last time in this life

on this plane

we grew shallow

with fragile roots of ice

unable to sustain the weight

of everybody’s blame

mules of the world unite

we must carry all the pain

and somehow

you think

we have asked for this

we’re not your burden

you can be sure you are ours

we are not…


who knew?

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 1:42pm 0 Comments

who knew

that with the space between my thighs

i would be the architect of my own demise

a world destroyer

a wrecking ball and chain

a master of melancholy denying nothing and

admitting to the same

ain’t that a shame?

i can strut around in heels and a dress and suddenly i’m a threat

to cultivated femininity…



Posted on February 9, 2010 at 8:23pm 0 Comments



clinging to crooked sanity

not who i often appear to be

cracked and slipping

is the mask i donned

so brief

was the promised peace

if this pain would pass me by

if this day would only end

water to cleanse

the body

does not reach

the soul

the windows are closed

and the house is flooding

the bridge is being burned

if the night would only… Continue

... because Sumayyah Said So.

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About Me
Writer, poet, bead artist. Lover of science fiction and fantasy, music, and books. Sort of an activist, etc etc. Tends toward the dark side.
Website :
See The About Me section.
Favorite bands:
Oh, shoot. You REALLY think there's enough room in here? Fine: Marilyn Manson, God Forbid, Bad Brains, Res, Linkin Park, Guns N Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Aerosmith, Sophia Ramos, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Straight Line Stitch... Should I continue?
Favorite movies:
Umm. Curse of the Golden Flower, Kung Fu Hustle, The Crow, V For Vendetta, House of Flying Daggers, Hoodwinked...
Favorite books:
HAHAHAHA. I read ALL THE TIME. Check my Goodreads profile ( if you REALLY want to know...
Favorite Magazines:
Favorite TV shows:
Sleepy Hollow, Agents of SHIELD
Relationship status:
No answer
no/ no

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At 5:33pm on March 21, 2012, rob aXis said…

u r awesome...
a muslim rocker ?!?
love you sis . 

At 3:58pm on January 12, 2012, Urban Rock Radio said…

Ever listen to Saidah Tallibah? :)

At 8:36pm on December 6, 2011, Urban Rock Radio said…
At 11:02pm on July 27, 2011, Brown Kitsune said…
Hey babes! I'm doing a video on the girls, guys, queens, and etc. of afropunk.The video will be pictures of the afropunk people to show off their styles, personality,and all around BADASSINESS (if thats a word) attitude! So if you want to be in my Fuckin Glam video email me at:
At 7:13pm on March 14, 2010, DRAGONEYESEVEN said…
looking for writers for a new magazine... would u ir anyone u know be interested
At 10:58am on February 11, 2010, Amira Inas said…
I have not read Taquacore yet but a friend of mine sent me this link to a docu trailer and then I added the Author on facebook and found this on his page I am amazed! I really want to see that Documentary.
At 11:54am on February 9, 2010, ReadNex Poetry Squad said…
The feeling is mutual. Lets stay linked!!!
At 12:32pm on February 8, 2010, Blacque Widow Dolls said…
Thank you. :-)
At 5:01pm on February 4, 2010, Valjeanne Jeffers said…
Hey Lady! I was thinking the same thing (smile)! Doing well and yourself...-:)?
At 4:51pm on January 31, 2010, Amira Inas said…
Have you heard of Taqwacore?

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