by N. Muma Alain

In my mind, I am somewhere
Somewhere far away from here
Someplace, anywhere but here

In that place, there is respect
In that place, there is peace
In that place, there is love

In my mind I am somewhere
Somewhere only I know
Someplace I can run to

This piece first appeared in The Kalahari Review

Musical composition by Victor David Sandiego

N. Muma Alain is a Cameroonian author/poet. Being one who loves to experiment with set/trending standards, he sees everything as a source of inspiration and tries for his work to be as universal and uncomplicated as possible, while still remaining relatable. His work mostly explores life and its different facets and has appeared in the Kalahari Review and Subprimal Poetry Art. He is currently working on his first collection of poetry titled Grey Mornings, Black Noons And White Nights.


By Victor D. Sandiego on Nov 20, 2015 15:09 (UTC)

I like the simplicity of this piece that coveys at the same time a quiet sense of angst. Without actually articulating any negative circumstances, we're able to see them as a reflection of the words. Plus, N. Muma does a great job of reading the piece, so serene and soulful.

By Bella on Dec 05, 2015 05:21 (UTC)

Great job! I love its simplicity. Very original.

By Sammy on Jan 05, 2016 05:21 (UTC)

I run to this place in my mind several times a day. I can't seem to find a substitute in the real world. Maybe I never will. I love this poem. Like you mentioned Bella. It's simplicity and originality makes it exceptional. I would love to read more poems from you.

By N. Muma Alain on Jan 25, 2016 05:52 (UTC)

Hey, Sammy! Thanks for your comment on my poem! You can find more of my work on my website! Feel free to check it out!

By Jaye Ware on Feb 02, 2016 10:23 (UTC)

Moving. Touching. Sadness.