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Submissions by Maldivian poets for our poetry segment

01 August 2019, MVT 17:01
Stack of novels on a library table. PHOTO: ANNIE SPRATT/UNSPLASH
01 August 2019, MVT 17:01

“Dream a dream," my mother would say,

“that brings the stars to your fingertips

“and sends dragons and demons away;

“that puts smiles on children’s lips

“and ignites your hope and dormant faith.”

“But that is hopeless," I would answer,

“for where can such dreams be found?”

And with a smile, she would whisper,

“Open your mind and let go your doubt,”

as she presses a storybook to my heart.

- R.V.

A daydreamer in love with words and all the pictures they can paint, R.V. dreams of becoming a published writer one day.

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