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What I do:
I'm from Butetown Cardiff and my origin is Somali. I'm interested in poetry and community development. I'm here to show the positive side of my community and to try and help the youth from my neighbourhood express them selfs on stage.

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No Say

Tiger Bay now known as Cardiff Bay



If I had my way it would still be called Tiger Bay



But we don't have A say in the place we stay



Aristocrats are the main players im just a poet in A play



So i won't follow blindly

Knowing the truth won't lead me astray



They potray us as scum

We A close knit community

Living in a place…
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Posted on June 23, 2012 at 23:14 — 1 Comment

My Community

I'm from A close knit community

Some living in luxury

Which ease's the pain of those living in poverty

We don't feel the classism rivalry

Nor do we support the racism in society

Full heartedly I'm against that negative ideology

I'm positive with my thoughts never half hearted

Bring us justice i'm with you no matter the colour

Free my sister from…
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Posted on June 23, 2012 at 23:07 — 1 Comment

Our visit to Aberystwyth

The show in Aberystwyth was amazing, It was the first time most off us (Ali,Ahmed,Daud and Bash) watched a thearte show. It was quite interesting because we thought we'd just be watching a show, But it played out quite different. Everyone was given an ipod as soon as you pressed play you'd have to follow the instructions carefully. Every one set out in a different direction, at times it seemed we were in a scary movie, passing graveyards and other ancient site. It was a good tour around the…

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Posted on April 15, 2011 at 16:55

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At 12:25 on July 10, 2011, Kelly Page said…
No problem! Hope it is all going well. :-))
At 11:02 on June 15, 2011, Kelly Page said…
Well done on the award! :-))
At 0:35 on June 14, 2011, Kelly Page said…

Ahmed, 

I was reading these the other day and thought they might have meaning for you ... It is a few letters of correspondence between the poet Rilke and an aspiring poet, on what it is (and what is required) to be an artist and a person. You can buy them in a book, or they are here on the Internet :-)

http://www.carrothers.com/rilke_main.htm

 

Here is a quote from the first letter: 

"You ask whether your verses are any good. You ask me. You have asked others before this. You send them to magazines. You compare them with other poems, and you are upset when certain editors reject your work. Now (since you have said you want my advice) I beg you to stop doing that sort of thing. You are looking outside, and that is what you should most avoid right now. No one can advise or help you - no one. There is only one thing you should do. Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write. This most of all: ask yourself in the most silent hour of your night: must I write? Dig into yourself for a deep answer. And if this answer rings out in assent, if you meet this solemn question with a strong, simple "I must", then build your life in accordance with this necessity; your whole life, even into its humblest and most indifferent hour, must become a sign and witness to this impulse.

Then come close to Nature. Then, as if no one had ever tried before, try to say what you see and feel and love and lose."

Smiles Kelly

At 22:31 on May 12, 2011, Christina Handke said…

Hi, how are you doing?

Will you be at the Party on the 26th of May as well? So looking forward to it :)

 

Christina

 

At 16:46 on April 15, 2011, Kelly Page said…
No problem. I used to write poetry when I was younger. I'll try and dig some out, but think I left them in Australia ... am not really any good ... but love to read and listen to others!
At 16:41 on April 15, 2011, Kelly Page said…

Here is the link ... http://youtu.be/jOv47njeLHQ to view it on YouTube. 

 

 

 

At 0:20 on April 15, 2011, Kelly Page said…

I thought you'd love this! Political, performance and poetry ... :-))

At 17:06 on March 25, 2011, Kelly Page said…
Hey! Thanks for adding me. I look forward to reading your poetry and learning more about what you've been up to since the soul exchange! Smiles Kelly :-))
At 19:41 on January 12, 2011, Devinda De Silva said…
Ahmed - good to see you on the community.
 
 
 

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