Uncovering My Personal Legend: A Journey for Self-Actualization Amidst Chimerical Wish Fantasies

There are so many opportunities I, and many like me, were denied due to institutional obstacles for immigrants, even one like me, who has lived in the US since he was 6. That was in 1996. It’s now 2016, and I’m 28. I still have no status anywhere except Syria, my home country, which forContinue reading “Uncovering My Personal Legend: A Journey for Self-Actualization Amidst Chimerical Wish Fantasies”

We Made It in America: The Political Undertones of Pop-Culture & Hip-Hop [continued…]

In Part I of his interview with BBC broadcasted in 2009, prominent rapper & social icon Jay-Z expressed his views on many contentious issues gripping the politics of America & the international community today. The photograph above is very significant to this blog entry. It is a picture of Kanye West & Jay-Z during theirContinue reading “We Made It in America: The Political Undertones of Pop-Culture & Hip-Hop [continued…]”

J. Calvin

I told myself today, that learning is incredible. Then I thought, knowledge is too valuable. Then I thought, knowledge is eternal. That’s when I realized… predestination.

mark ’em

Watch them flock now after my fame, Stumbling hastily while scathing my name, Before they would scold me for being this way, But now is new, or so they say. A fruitless bunch of clowns, playing an act, They needn’t search far to get a good laugh, There, in the mirror, being cracked, The finestContinue reading “mark ’em”

Anger

These are the days when frustration overwhelms me, When I think of what isn’t, and not of what can be, Forgive me for being human, t’is truly unhealthy, This weight on my shoulders, it keeps getting heavy. Days like this when I am caught in limbo, My darkest hours, angry and ready, I pity theContinue reading “Anger”

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