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Farewell”

By Besma Lassoued, Tunis   Farewell to summer holiday Farewell to free time every day Farewell to lovely summer sun and amazing season of fun Farewell to cool, to wonderful clean and clear swimming pool Hello, school, classroom Hello to learn and earn Hello to try and defy Hello to dream, hope and achieve the top

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Untrue Marriages

By Asif Barkhiya – From his  poetry book The Chronicles of Times   Lo! untrue marriages are but sad parables where woman is sold with rich supplements— no gracious rapport nor honest barter but men without dower are far erroneous And, there’s the flaw and spoil in affairs which oft in distress snaps the nuptial knot Such marriages be not miscalled …

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I May Not

By Anam Shaikh I may not be strong enough to succeed in the first attempt But I am strong enough to get up after I fail.   I may not be wise enough to think about the future Bu I am wise enough to be content with my present   I may not be compassionate enough to build new relationships …

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To The Moon and Further Above

By Rasha Khatib Painfully tonight I realized The stars were getting out of sight The moon wept behind those angry clouds Whispering to me about the vicious crimes Doing so but willingly acting blind Trying to shelter themselves from us Infestation no doubt hasn’t been denied Complete vestige under their feet And sad souvenirs of their light As if they …

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Lost Souls

I stare and stare at a blank piece of paper All day long laying in my pool of despair Humble are the offerings of life and yet I fear and fear that everything will disappear   Life is after all shadow of long lost souls We sketch, we paint their paths like we were meant to No wonder, we are …

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Under the Spell of a Persian Nightingale, Poems by Diana Woodcock

  Persian Nightingale Persian nightingale winging over the singing dunes—sands that hum as shamal winds strum their grainy sides—   filling the desert with sad beauty. Nothing’s new under the sun. Only love and loss and the nightingale’s song   feeling real, everything else a mirage, fleeting camouflage to mask the illusion. No better solution for all our troubles—   …

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Childhood Memories…

By Rasha Khatib   The warm sun encapsulates me Braided hair, full of life and carefree Swinging along with innocence across the street Of my parents’ home on a hot summer day Laughter and life filling the air Like a jasmine scented blanket all over me Dreams growing and reaching the bluest skies Hopes of a child aided with a …

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Intruder

By Mira Khatib   Creeping into my thoughts at night Like a thief stealing my peace of mind Uninvited, unwelcomed, you stay Messing with my head as I lay Shredding my insides apart Crawling all the way to my heart “Get out” I demand “don’t put out your hand!” I will take a stand against the hurricane you planned I …

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