The Poetry Corner: Room from The Sun Still Rises by Munna Abdelhady 

Room is taken from ‘The Sun Still Rises’, a beautiful collection of poetry by Munna Abdelhady. Growing up in Pennsylvania, being a woman of colour was unfamiliar but poetry gave Munna a voice when she felt
like she didn’t have one.


You come home with tears down your eyes

You have let this man control your mind

Your dress is covered with the letdown of the night

It is unfortunate

You sulk to your room

The curtains sharply shut

You snap any desire of sun away

Blackness reigns the room

The bedsheets unease

You wonder how long will this one be

You have let this man control you

Now you cannot even be