When I get Older

When I get older I know I’ll blessed

cause Lord knows how I survived these stress.

My dreams,

Whatever they were,

Neither fulfilled or sought

rather I spent my time running away from these morbid thoughts.

I hope when I get older

my essence may still be clean and remain pure.

When I get older,

I hope I can see it, smell it,and believe in it’s entirety

from sunrise to sunset and everything in  between.

I write these words, straight from my heart

with the will to carry on.

To tomorrow and its offspring

Dream BIG and widen your horizon

Reality may be bleak but its just a reflection of our hearts

The good and the bad in it,

but dreams can be shaped

however you wish

and its yours to share or keep.

Hasan Adan





My name is Hasan Adan and the intention of creating this blogsite was to convey my thoughts and expression of the world around me. I am an African particularly from Somalia who lives in the Uk. I write poetry, short stories and plays. I love studying about history primarily African history as its been the most suppressed and whose history and legacies have been stolen, abused and whose children woefully ignore. In the field of history my influences are Dr. Cheik Anta Diop, Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Dr Yosef Ben Jochannan and many more. In relation to writing my biggest influences are Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston and many more writers. I cite these individuals because growing up I wasn’t conscious of the importance of seeing people who look like me and whose struggles were similar to mine and how important it is to honor and cherish our people and our collective history.

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