Welcome to my page.
I wrote my first poem in a post-graduate class for a poetry competition. That was in early 2000. Then a couple of decades passed. I wrote in prose and poetic form, from time to time but never took it seriously until the spring of 2020. I am excited to say that I have enough of a collection that I am self-publishing my debut poetry book.
I have also been writing in my blog since 2016. More diligently, more recently. Find my book and film reviews and recent poems written in response to poetry prompts at the Gold Pen Blog on WordPress (click below).
I work with a charitable non-profit that serves children. I live with my husband and a cat in a small town in Northern Alberta, Canada.
Poems by Jamal-e-Fatima
My poems in response to recent events:
"the streets of Beirut will forever be marked
with the rumble, the cries,
the blood, the sweat,
the chaos, the fear.
But for longer they will remember
the rescues, the cleanup,
the hands that lifted
in prayers, in unity,
that came from around the world
and took Beirut in its embrace."
in the wake of Aug. 4, 2020 blast in Beirut.
Tall, green, slim and lean
a single blade on a massive field
think if it didn't stand tall,
and wasn't joined by a million of others,
who didn't share the stall?
where would the rest of the blades be?
where would the field be?
in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests and walks ~ April 2020.