Author Archives: Idil Musa



Idil Musa

Idil Musa is a senior BSN student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She enjoys writing critical poetry on social justice issues and geopolitics.

Poem: “The Somalia That Once Was and Will Be”
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Poem: “The Somalia That Once Was and Will Be”

My grandmother was snatched by a lion’s mouth while wrapped up in a goat’s skin Luckily she slipped away from within This was told to me through oral tradition A poet nation’s rendition   My name is written in the Somali red sand. My roots fixed in Puntland Where the remnants of my ancestors stand   Where the livestock sit under the frankincense trees Refreshed...

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15 Nov 2015