Discover Raw Indiana
Poetry On Dealing With
Personal Struggles &
To find healing, we must first understand how to
express our pain.
For many, the best way to do
this is with Indianapolis
Edgar Allen Poe once described poetry as the "creation of beauty in
words" - a sentiment shared by Indianapolis poetry author, Aisha
Tariqa Abdul Haqq.
As she and the rest of the world
celebrate National Poetry Month in
April, she revisits her works, including
the two books that were inspired by her
own personal struggles.
She recalls a poem she included in her best-selling
book, "Four Years in Chrysalis" which reads:
"Every day, I have to experience his
death anew And Children should
always grow old It is a sign of the times
when young boys you kiss on the
cheek one day become symbols of
martyrdom the next"
"It is a sign of the times when we are either moved or unmoved
by such events It is a measure of your spirit to be moved"
"You can evolve under the heavy
glance of what moves you You can
become new honest strong here
tangible underneath the heavy
weight of it all"
The collection of Indianapolis poetry attempt to capture Aisha’s life
and how she has overcome these obstacles, including finding peace
after the death of her younger brother to gun violence.
She says that there is an
emptiness of soul that can only
be filled with the soothing
expression of slam poetry.
Aisha is the author of two best-selling books. She plans on
publishing more in the future.
She believes that universal
experiences can be properly
expressed through various forms
of slam poetry.
Go to https://www.aishatariqa.com/landing-page to learn