Samina Salim

India at the Crossroads

Returning from India after visiting my elderly parents each winter, is always filled with mixed emotions; a confluence of feelings, that of regret for not being able to care for…

Peace Always Comes

As despair pours from the eyes and the heart bleeds from pain, solitude crawls in and with it comes peaceAs the past fades out and the present looks bleak, the…

I am Sorry

I speak for those whose voice remains unheard;I write for those whose stories await being told;I sing for those whose melody aches to be sung;I paint for those whose canvas…

Palestine is Rising

Malice is blooming, Truth is fadingDisbelief is growing, Trust is buryingSmoke is brewing, Darkness is glowingWar is raging, Peace is breakingBombs are falling, Babies are crushingMothers are screaming, Fathers are…

The Twenty First Century Holocaust

When historians will write about the geopolitical conflicts of 2022-2023. Ukraine-Russia, Israel-Palestine will bear headlines. The role of western powers especially the United States will be debated. The unapologetic American…

Palestine O Palestine

I see no logic, I see no gains, I see no sides, I see no one surviveI see smoke, I see ruins, I see death, I see misery, I see…

It’s February again……

The sunlight dazzles in the breeze sparkling its way through the window The rays of the sun touch my brow and embrace the body in full splendor The roses you…

Reflections 2020

The year 2020 will go down in modern history as the one ravaged from a pandemic, and riddled with deep political, racial, economic and social divisions. Most notably, the COVID-19…

Freedom of Expression: A Global Threat

 India, a complex, beautiful and enchanting land, a melting pot of innumerable cultures, religions, ethnicities and traditions. India, a society deeply rooted in tolerance, compassion and forbearance. India, a land…

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