I could name a few things thicker than blood ~By Sara Bedri

by Eden Benibo


i. Embracing my roots glued me to the ground every time I tried to spread my wings


ii. I am thirteen and my mother developed a dislike towards foreign boys she said I would be much safer with boys my own race


iii. The only men that ever dared to hurt me, to spit my name in a conversation in favour of their own ego, to reduce my entire being to a bottle of Araqi, a thing for play that is bought sold and passed around, to degrade and humiliate my sisters, they were blood.


iv. Blood uses his own sister’s name to get into someone else’s sister’s pants.


v. I ran around the kitchen table in circles at nine thinking if I ran fast enough I’ll finally fly,


instead I got the wind knocked out of me and haven’t been able to breathe ever since.


vi. You are now manually breathing. Step 1 take a deep breath. Step 2 breathe in the accusations. Step 3 breathe out nonchalance


vii. The men that were considerate enough to walk past women in empty streets so they wouldn’t feel followed are the same men that fathered cat callers.
viii. Time never healed wounds.


ix. Time is nine months inside your mother’s womb wasted for you to compare every passing woman to an hourglass


x. The men in my country, having failed at every other, declared cat calling our national sport.


xi. The ghosts in my hometown felt like loneliness but the ghosts in my motherland feel like bad company, I cannot tell which is worse


xii. Where I come from the men like to silence their wives, open their mouths too wide when they laugh. You can see all of their thirty two teeth but lack of wisdom.


xiii. I am twenty and my mother does not know that blood no longer looks out for blood.

About The Author:

Sara Bedri is one super talented Poet from Sudan, who gives the world a unique taste of poetry.
She is amongst the army of writers who have taken the art as not just what they do, but who they are.

Sara is one Poet to look out for, with words of fire that melts the hardest of hearts and leaves a mark of truth in all spheres of life!
Glow on Dear!! 🔥🔥

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10 comments

Rita May 14, 2019 - 8:34 am

Lovely piece. Ride on!!!

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Sam May 14, 2019 - 9:09 am

Interesting piece, colourful imageries, nice play on words.

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Adiela Nwokoma Uche May 14, 2019 - 9:43 am

This is a powerful theme
You have been able to address different issues and challenges females face at different levels.
Nice piece Sara Bedri keep the fire burning… See you over the TOP!

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Asatubo Ibigotemiari Herbert May 14, 2019 - 9:12 am

What a great write up. I encourage the women never to give up in their dreams. I also encourage the brothers to protect their blood.

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Adiela Nwokoma Uche May 14, 2019 - 9:38 am

This is theme is so powerful…
How you have addressed different issues and challenges affecting females at all levels.
Nice one Sara Bedri keep the fire burning see you over the TOP!

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Timothy Edaki May 14, 2019 - 10:12 am

Highly riveting. Flowery.

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Augustine May 14, 2019 - 9:58 am

Wow, what a powerful thought line and words been dished out…powerful message to the men and women

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Pa Shakespeare May 14, 2019 - 9:58 am

This is undoubtedly Beautiful,running up and down with imageries so alive…

Keep up.the good work

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Fortune May 14, 2019 - 1:35 pm

interesting write up about reality….. keep it up dear.

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Ngozi Amadi May 14, 2019 - 2:29 pm

Beautiful write up. Keep it up darl.

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