Makeup Prayer


❤ ❤ ❤ For all my daughters and sisters in humanity ❤ ❤ ❤

May your lipstick be honesty

May your manicure be kindness

May your powder be tenderness

May your bracelet be courage

May your ring be patience

May your perfume be love

May your hair do be humbleness

May your eye shadow be modesty

May your glamour be your graciousness

May your charm be your thoughtfulness

May jasmine be your wreath

May purity be your wedding dress

May wild flowers be your precious jewels

May your heart pound with humanity

May your soul radiate with heavenly beauty

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Hope


❤ ❤ ❤
I love my father and his philosophy, he celebrates every day of the year. His greeting to every one he meets has always been “Happy New Year/Day, cousin”                              كل عام وانتم بخير ابن عمي

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Good Morning World

A morning of optimism and hope

A morning of endurance, and willingness to cope

A morning of blessing, never ending grace

A morning of love, a divine embrace

A new day, a new year

To the oppressed,

A promise of victory, ever so near

❤ ❤ ❤

صباح التفاؤل والأمل

صباح الجد والعمل

صباح الخير والبركات

صباح الحب والبسمات

يوم جديد وعام جديد

ووعد بنصر للصابرين، غير بعيد

A Prayer for my Beloved


A prayer for all beloved people in my life

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May your sleep be as serene

May your heart be as pure

May your grin be as warm

May your soul be as tender

May your days be as calm

May your nights be as blissful

May your life be as tranquil

May your mind be as peaceful

May your dreams be as delightful

As a sweet smile

on a sleeping baby face

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Mystic Ties


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We chased a rainbow one day
 
Pots of gold we found abound
 
Dormant, deep in our hearts
 
Bonded souls in separate realms
 
Intertwined, with mystic ties
 
Chant together Psalms of hope
 
Until we meet, loyal we stay
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Humanity’s Heart


Humanity has a    Heart

CHILDREN

 

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Heart Whisper


Share the nectar of your heart

It will bloom in abundance

 

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Biography of an Odd-Soul


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A silent child I was

Hardly ever spoken

This girl is abnormally quiet, they whispered

She must be deaf or dumb

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In a world of my own

Mind running amok

Curious feral child

Up a fig tree, pomegranate or mulberry

Dreaming endlessly

Tantalized by a world of wonder

Bursting with questions

Dying for answers

How did it all begin?

Where is it heading?

And why?
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How many stars are there?

How come they don’t fall?

Why are shimmering?

Where do they go daytime?

What are sun and moon, doing up there?

What would we find at the edge of universe?

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Who I really am?

How come I can think?

Who is that talking inside my head,

When my my lips are utterly sealed?

What am I doing here?

Where did I come from?

And most intriguing, why?

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Looking at ants, wow, I am gigantic!

From afar, the minaret is smaller than my little finger

Up a mountain, flabbergasted, O my O my

I am so tiny, the sky is so high
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Untamed child, with a stolen heart

Captured by a net, weaved of stars

A sky-gazer, fascinated by all

Everything flying leaf, every passing breeze
Every living being, big or small
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My dad called me Elm, (knowledge in Arabic)

What do you want to be when you grow up

He asked one day

“A Philo-phoser”, certain, I replied

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At school, I would turn red-jam-jelly

When spoken to, or asked a question

Hence the nickname, Nena Red cheeks
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My friends would hang around a bit, then would move on

They want to chat, play and run

I want to sit still, let my mind meander, up above the clouds

Why sky is blue? what are these fluffs scattered below?

If I stretch my hands that far, would I find out what they really are?

A silent child I was, an odd-soul

To play with, apparently was not much fun
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Teenage years didn’t change much

My friends would be chattering and giggling away

When I draw near their chats would turn to whispers

To this very day, I have no idea what was going on

I knew they mentioned boys, but for heavens sake

Why was it so funny? what were the giggles all about?

A silent child I was, an odd-soul

To include in conversations, apparently wasn’t cool
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Bothered, I was most certainly not

In fact I was relieved

Too fascinated in my world of wonder

Vast and ever expanding

With this awesomeness, who would want some silly jokes anyway

A silent child I was, an odd-soul

A dreamer living a dream

Eden hues, supreme

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Bliss


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Today, playing with my two years old grandson

as every day,

He found a hairbrush

Climbed behind me

Gently passing it through my hair

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Suddenly stopped

Wrapped his little arms around my neck

and whispered: “ana bahibik

I love you

Treasures of Heaven fell into my lap

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In his arms he held my soul

With that hug, I need nothing more

In my heart I had it all

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May We Learn


May we look, so we may see

May we listen, so we may hear

May we touch, so we may feel

May we think, so we may learn

May we see, hear, feel and learn,

So we may love, adore, share and care  ♥

Kissed By Heaven


​Heaven descends

Caresses your cheeks

Poses a kiss

On your weary brow

​You smile

Life blooms

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With a tight embrace

and few tears

Heaven holds your heart

Washes your feet

You smile

Life blooms

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Just to See You Smile


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I peel the petals of my heart

One by one

Lay them down

A pillow, fragrant and tender

Just for you

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I grate the kernel of my soul

Day by day

Stitch with stardust

A cocoon, warm and cozy

Just for you

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I glean the tears of my eyes

Droplet by droplet

Fill a lake, a sea or an ocean

To wash fear, pain and sorrow

For time without end
Just for you
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I gather the beats of my heart

Hour after hour

A string of starts

Sew it a blanket, silk and velvet

Just for you
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Only to see you smile again

and for your beautiful eyes to gleam

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May I Go Back, a Child


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I want to go back, a child,
A child who does not read newspapers, nor listen to news
Does not know wars, ignorant in the art of worrying,
Does not master politics nor does she write poetry
I want to go back, a child again,
Playing in the folds of history,
Hiding beneath a bird’s wings
I want to go back, a child forgotten by time,

Left her behind and never looked back

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I want to go back, a child lost her way to tomorrow,
Distracted by angels and sweet fairies
Racing with boys, throwing pebbles,

Rolling down a mountain and climbing trees
Scattering basil leaves while playing “Bride and Groom”
Having fun and allocating roles among friends

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Embracing her rag-doll, so she may sleep, still and serene without fear
Whisper in her tender heart,

“Blessed the Most Sublime, how exquisite children are”
“Let her sleep, let her sleep, a couple of doves, waiting for her
“Fly away little doves, but not for long,
Come sing for the beloved so she may fall asleep”
Embroider a dress of stars, the colour of rainbow,
The enchantment of summer breeze, dew, warmth and light

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Of water and soil making Za’ter dough, baked with olives and olive oil,
So my beloved may eat in the morning
Gathering pomegranates, peaches, apples, pears and prickly pears
Eat sweetheart, our land is generous, its sky is wide,
Our world, an astounding journey

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A child, stacking stones, building palaces out of sand
and verandas for houses with no fences or walls
At dawn, collecting figs and almonds
Filling her claypot of the well or stream down the valley
A brave knight riding her golden horse,

To rescue the princess of the castle

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Plait her wild hair, adorn with diamonds, sapphire, coral and a moon
In utter joy, wearing her mother’s bracelet
Then, hiding behind the curtain, not to be chastised
Swaying in her grandma’s rustic garb
Scented of jasmine and vine,
Embroidered with poppies, meadows and wild flowers

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I want to go back, a child,
A child who does not read newspapers, nor listen to news
Does not know wars, ignorant in the art of worrying,
Does not master politics nor does she write poetry
I want to go back, a child again,
Playing in the folds of history,
Hiding beneath a bird’s wings
I want to go back, a child forgotten by time,

Left her behind and never looked back

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O time, hold this fragile heart in tenderness,
For it has melted of compassion, yearning for joyful past days
I want to go back, a child, sleeping like a baby,
Waking up at the singing of swallows not bombing and destruction
O Grace, take this broken heart,
Grind it down, scatter it over earth, salt and water
Our Earth is parched for justice, O Most Merciful, Most Sublime

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Love


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Scent of Heaven
Taste of eternity
Screenshot of Paradise
Glimpse into the Divine
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Love is the point where the Infinite meets the finite
Where the Boundless embraces phi ∅
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Love is the magnificent energy preceding creation,
Causing all, to be
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Love grows forever


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No matter how colourful

No matter how grey

No matter how joyful

No matter how full of pain

No matter what we lose

No matter what we gain

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Seen from above

Life is but a game

Captured in a story

Once upon a dream

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Awakened hearts

Tightly intertwined

Time and space do not contain

No separation no restrain

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Nurtured in adoration

Blossoms in drought as in rain

Shins through darkness

A cosmos exploding, supernova plays insane

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When injustice becomes the law

When confusion leads many astray

Awakened hearts

Always find a way

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Cherishing life, embracing all

Vessels of compassion heeding the call

Without distinction, holding creation big and small

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Let there be hearts tender and pure

Floating lilies in a nectar river

Sublime serene, love grows forever

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Human Hands


Human hands, made for giving

A pounding heart ever forgiving

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“An outwards sign of inwards grace”

To give lone souls a loving embrace

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Caring hands never cause harm

For sore open wounds, balsam and balm

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Helping hands give and share

Tender, compassionate above being fair

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Healing hands caress your pain

The kiss of life to the dying, the slain

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Humble hands raised up to pray

Dancing rainbows rejoice in play

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Heart Whisper


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We do not choose our circumstances

We do however, choose how to react to them

Our very reaction is what creates our destiny

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Our Humanity …انسانيتنا


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انسانيتنا تتجلى في عبق عشقنا للعدل والرحمة والحرية

كما حديقة غناء في لب ارواحنا

ليس على ضحل قشورنا بل في سويداء القلوب

هناك… فقط هناك

تولد انسانيتنا المفعمة بالحب للخالق وما خلق


وهناك تزهر وجدانياتنا بإلاخلاص والايثار والتواضع والسكينة


فلا نزاع ولا صراع ولا خوف ولا قلق

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Our humanity is reflected in the fragrance of our passion

for justice, compassion and freedom

A meadow at the core of our souls

Not in the shallow shells of mortals,

but in the deepest melancholy of our beings

There and only there

Our humanity is born

Teeming with  love of the Creator and creation

There, blooms our hearts

 with sincerity, altruism, humility and serenity

Where no dispute, no conflict, no fear, no anxiety

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Little Miracles


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I gaze at your eyes

 

I marvel, I’m in awe

 

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I touch your face

 

I marvel, I’m in awe

 

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I kiss your cheeks

 

I marvel, I’m in awe

 

 

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I smell your hair

 

I marvel, I’m in awe

 

 

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I hear your laughter

 

I marvel, I’m in awe

 

 

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I hold your hand

 

I marvel, I’m in awe

 

 

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I tickle your feet

 

I marvel, I’m in awe

 

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Baby, what Sublime Hand has made you?

 

What heavenly mist breathed you here?

 

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What Women Want ?!


Women want to be women

 

Confident with her femininity,  not a man-like being

 

Women want to dress like a woman, elegant, modest and serene

without being chastised or feeling devalued

 

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Women want to be loving, caring and compassionate

Men around her are a father, a brother, a son, or a friend

Her companion is her love, not her “enemy”

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Women want to complement man, not compete with him

 

Women want  cohesiveness not conflict

 

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Women want to create Life, care for Life,

Protect Life, cherish Life

Not destroy it

 

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Women want to gaze at her newborn

with fondness and endless appreciation

Whisper to her soulmate:

this precious is made from us, for us, our very own miracle

 

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Women want to hold her baby with adoration and devotion

Fill her CV with pride

Job: Mother

Not “Housewife” or “Unemployed”

 

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Women want to play

Adorn the ambiance with joy and laughter

 

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Twirl, glide, sway and dance

with her son or her daughter

 

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Women want to be soft and tender like a petal of a rose

Ocean breeze on a hot summer day

 

Women want to feed the poor, offer bread to the hungry

Kiss the eyes, caress the tearful face of a little girl

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Women want to invade hearts not countries

Embroider of the sweetness of her soul

Mercy and kindness, a warm shawl

Wrap the weak, lonely, lost and vulnerable

 

Women want to plant love all around

Meadows of wild flowers,  scent of paradise

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Women want to spread her soul wings, fly up to heaven

For her beloved, flung its gates wide open

Sprinkle the steep way up with daisies, lilies, lilac and jasmine

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Women want to open her arms wide and embrace the world

Women Want Wonders

 

Women Work Wonders

 

If only you could see

 

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The Death of Feminism

My Beloved Little Ones


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Children of the stones

 

Children of Palestine

 

Beacons of Dignity

 

Lanterns of Hope

 

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Freedom-lovers, Life-Givers

 

Before you courage, I stand in awe

 

At your wounds, I lower my gaze in shame

 

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In altruism, you are the masters

 

For Humanity…  The Inspiration

 

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Before the beauty of your scarred faces

 

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I bow my head down

Kiss your feet

In utmost love and adoration

 

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I remember, Lema and Nour


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“My name is Lema, I am eight”

“My sister is Nour, she is five, her name means Light”

“I took her out to buy some sweets”

“They bombed us, alhamdulillah”

“I was injured with shrapnel, alhamdulillah”

“My sister is a martyr, alhamdulillah”

“My sister is a bird in Heaven, alhamdulillah”

“We want to live in dignity, like all people, alhamdulillah”

“We are not afraid of Jews, alhamdulillah”

“We are patient, alhamdulillah”

“I am from gaza, alhamdulillah”

“I support the Resistance, I love the Resistance, alhamdulillah”

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Lema… Your few words shuttered my being

The flood of your silence uprooted me

The calmness of your screams  tormented my heart

The twinkle in your eyes, despite your wounds, haunted me

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Lema, a singing of a Canary…soft and warm

Lema, a Psalm of David… A heart pure and serene

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Stars in the highest are lost in bewilderment, listening to the echo of your pain

Sky kneeled down, sobbing and trembling in the presence of your mighty patience

Words diminished and fell short of meanings, in front of your sublime poetry

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Lema, sweetheart

Lema, a face of an angel from paradise

Lema, an exquisite rose, worthy of awe and appreciation

Allow me to lay my head beneath the shadow of your pain

Kiss the ground, blessed and honoured, with the touch of your toes

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Lema, sweetheart, don’t you worry

Your beloved is now free

She was Nour . . . Now she is Light

Glowing in the heart of a green bird

His nest, a lantern of light

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Nour is now in ecstasy, floating

Around the Throne of the Most Compassionate, Most Kind

Chanting, hymns of gratefulness

Scattering prayers, scented flowers

Painting smiles of love and yearning, at the gates of Heaven

For those beloved and adored

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لمى ونور


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” اسمي لمى وعمري ثمانية… واختي نورخمسة  ”

“اخذتها للدكان أشتري لها”

“قصفونا . . . الحمد لله”

“اصابتني شظايا . . . الحمد لله”

“اختي  شهيدة . . . الحمد لله”

“اختي عصفورة في الجنة . . . الحمد لله”

“نريد حياة كريمة زي كل الناس . . . الحمد لله”

“أنا من غزة . . . الحمد لله”

“أنا مع المقاومة . . .  أنا بحب المقاومة . . . الحمد لله”

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لمى هزتني كليماتك

اجتثني من الاعماق  سيول الصمت بآهاتك

وروع قلبي المكلوم سكوناً  لف صرخاتك

ولوعني ذاك البريق في عينيك رغماً عن جراحاتك

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لمى يا بلبلاً شادي… بصوت خافتٍ دافي

لمى مزمارُ داوودٍ… يا قلباً طاهراً صافي

تاهت نجوم الليل في عليائها لرجع أنينك الخافي

 أطت سماء الكون وحق لها، بحضرة صبرك الكافي

قمؤت حروف الكلم عن معانيها لروعة شِعرك الوافي

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لمى يا حبيبة

لمى يا وجه حورية من الجنة

لمى يا وردة جورية . . . لها المنَّة

دعيني أمرغ رأسي تحت ظلال أوجاعك

أبوس الترب الذي بورك . . . بلمسه طرف أقدامك

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لمى يا حبيبة لا تجزعي

فحبيبتك الآن حرة

هي نور وقد صارت الآن نوراً

في جوف طيرأخضرٍ

عشه قنديل نور

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ملائك ربك تقرئها السلام

تطأطئ الهامات إكباراً واجلالا

تفرش لها الأكوان  ياسمينا وورداً

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نورتطوف الآن نشوى

حول عرش الرحمن

تُسَّبح دوماً تراتيل امتنان

تنثر الدعوات زهورعطر

وروح وريحان

ترسم البسمات أشواقاً وحباً

ولقاءً للأحبة بأعتاب الجنان

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Baba Stop Sobbing


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Baba habibi

Don’t hide your eyes in pain

Don’t bow your head down in sorrow

Lift it up, hold it high

look up, look up

You may see my grin and twinkly eyes

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Baba, I kiss your heart, stop sobbing, don’t cry

 

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If you could see me now

You would wipe your tears

and jump of joy

Now, I go to bed with no fear

No longer do I need to block my ears to sleep

No longer do I wet my bed at night

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Up there, where I now reside

No F16 fly above

No drones, no gas, no smoke

No bombs fall from sky

Only the face of Most loving

Angels humming

Stars shimmering

and dancing butterflies

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همسة


آه كم احبكم وكم اغبطكم يا اهل الرباط

وددت لو اقبل الارض تحت اقدامكم

وددت لو انثر مهجتي

عطراً وندى، على عتبات دياركم

هاكم قلبي، فلا املك سواه

يناجيكم على استحياء

 

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Don’t leave me alone


“Baba and I are best friends

We often play and laugh till late

In his arms I felt like a king

Near his heart, I touched the moon”

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But, once upon a freaky nightmare

Monsters in human form

Zipped out in a dark and eery night

Landed upon his Holy-Land

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Ogres of death kidnapped his heart

Snatched it off and left a void

He holds on mama tight and weeps

Baba is gone, don’t leave me alone

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A Tear for the World


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I feel your throbbing pain

O World

I see your bleeding soul

I cringe, I go insane

 

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Weary, I retreat

To the land of barren tears

Where no man has ever been

In silence, I weep

 

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“O dear God”

I whisper

“How can such a small heart,

Take all this pain?”

 

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Alhamdulillah


 

 

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My newborn grandson

 

An absolute treasure;

 

Not just an antidepressant

 

But a joy-agent

A bundle of delight

Alhamdulillah

 

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Let there be Hope !


Be optimistic

Always

Never lose hope

Ever

Because

The majestic force of LIFE

Is greater than

The destructive force of evil

Simple as that !

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The Rescue


 

 

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Deep… deep inside…

In the land of sorrow… where I reside

Where only pain reigns

Passion becomes resistance

Love grows rebellious

And hope stands tall

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Grief runs deep

Cutting through hills and mountains

In the caves and underground

Far beyond my reach

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It was raining agony… that day

Restless… agitated… weighed down

Haunted by my nightmare

You’re never coming home

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Looking up… into sky

Yelling for help

My soul whispers

Here I am God… exhausted… give me your hand… come to my aid

Here I am God… full of sorrow… and anguish…ease my pain

Here I am God… hurt and tired… help me…hold me… heal me

Here I am God… lonely… be my friend and companion

Here I am God… lost… guide me… show me the way

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And like a dazzling morning at the crack of dawn, dispelling all darkness

Like gentle rain drops drizzling over a parched piece of land

Like a rainbow flowing piercing through thick murky clouds

Like sweet scent of love drifting capturing your heart

Like a velvet ruby rose blooming right before your eyes

Like a soft warm blanket in a cold winter night

Like a tender mother’s hand stroking her child

I felt

God’s loving-hand

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Then…

Then this sweet… sweet comfort

Gently overwhelming

Lovingly embracing

Tenderly holding

Magically transforming

That distressed soul with a troubled heart

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In this land of sorrow

Suddenly

Pain is overthrown and Passion reigns again

And sweet… sweet comfort falls down as rain

Calm descends

Serenity prevails

Tranquillity enfolds

Joy blooms

And sweet… sweet comfort falls down as rain

 

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Is it really cruel?


 

 

 

People say

What happened to you is so cruel… so unfair

To have to lose khaled in such an awful way

When you were so much in love

I say, yes it is very painful

But not at all cruel

Death is nothing but a gateway

Everything dies… Everyone dies

Why should I be the exception?

His journey ended before mine

That’s all

And soon I’ll follow

It’s only a matter of time

Before we are together again

We come to life

 Only for a while

Also… the law goes

The higher you fly up

The greater is your fall

The more intensely you enjoy your love

The more painful is your sorrow

This only fair

Some live and die

Without experiencing real love

And I’ve experienced all

It’s not cruel to give something back

And to feel more pain

Is not unfair

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Thank you God for all those things


 

 

Thank you for my fears

For without them

I could live my entire days

Without ever appreciating

How safe my life is

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Thank you for my worries

For without them I could never

Fully enjoy peace of mind

And tranquillity

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Thank you for my pain

For without it

I could only imagine

What others go through

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Thank you for my grief

For without it

I couldn’t sincerely feel

 The heartache of others

How else can I ever

Learn genuine empathy?

Thank you God, for all my imperfections

xxaa

 

O World… . يا عالَم


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يا عالَم…

يا انسان…


يا خلق الرحمن



يا ابداع اللطيف الحنّان

صباح الخير رغم انف الشر

صباح الامل رغم انف الالم

صباح الورد رغم انف الاشواك

صباح العدل رغم انف الظلم

صباح النور رغم انف الظلمات

صباح النصر رغم انف القهر

صباح الحرية رغم انف العبيد

صباح الكرامة رغم انف الاحتلال

صباح الابتسامة رغم انف الدموع

صباح الفرح رغم انف الاحزان

صباح الحب رغم انف الفراق

احبكم في الله يا كُلّ الاخيار والطيبين في هذا العالم

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O world

O human

O creation of the Most Merciful

O masterpiece of the Most Compassionate, Most Sublime

Good Morning

A morning of goodness, despite the wicked

A morning of hope despite despair

A morning of roses despite thorns

A morning of justice despite suppression

A morning of light despite darkness

A morning of victory despite oppression

A morning of freedom despite slavery

A morning of dignity despite occupation

A morning of smiles despite tears

A morning of joy despite sorrow

A morning of love despite separation

 

World, and ALL good people in it …. I love you

 

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At your Feet, Heaven Lies


Beloved Mother

 

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Knock knock


My beloved brothers and sisters in humanity

With a bunch of scented roses

and a meadow of wild flowers,

I wish to wipe your tears away

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Kneeling down with utmost love

Embrace your pain and weary hearts

Caress your wondrous beautiful souls

 

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With a grateful smile

I knock at your door

Wishing and praying you accept my call

 

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Be a Rose


Be a rose

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Giving fragrance when caressed

Held up softly, crushed or destroyed

 

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In abundance it fills the ambiance

Never withholds what it contains

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Every person you come by

Paths have crossed, wisdom unknown

 

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Don’t let it pass or go to waste

Without a whisper, heart to heart

 

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Spiky shells hide weary souls

Fragile and wounded throbbing in pain

 

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Just like you, carry own load

Seeking retreat, hurting and cold

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Wash tears and fears with a glowing smile

Extend your hands, embrace a face

 

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Reassure with a tender gaze

Delight, as you leave your scent behind

 

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Brush your surrounds with your heavenly soul

Paint grey days with rainbow hues

 

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lilac and mauve, violet and green

Red and amber, pink and blue

 

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Scatter your pearls for all who seek

Sparkles of joy, boundless sublime

 

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Awaken seeds of love, dormant inside

Watch barren hearts tremble and bloom

Be a rose

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Motherhood


Motherhood,

A gush of sweet love

An eruption of emotions

Pure and sublime

Love of life

Cherishing life

All life

The impossible dream


Though I have not written this song, it resonates with my soul as if every word is mine

The impossible dream

by Jello Biafra

To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go
To right the unrightable wrong
To love pure and chaste from afar
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star

This is my quest
To follow that star
No matter how hopeless
No matter how far

To be willing to give
When there is no more to give
to be willing to die
So honour and justice may live

To fight for the right
Without question or pause
To be willing to march into Hell
For a heavenly cause

And I know if I’ll only be true
To this glorious quest
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm
When I’m laid to my rest

And the world will be better for this
That one man, scorned and covered with scars
Still strove with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star

My prayer


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My prayer is that

 

Someone

 

Someday

 

Soon

 

Will invent the ultimate weapon

 

 

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The weapon that renders

 

ALL weapons

Dysfunctional and useless

 

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Heart songs


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Each one of us is born
With heart songs inside

When the ride gets rough,

People become tough
Life rages with noise

Our heart songs faint

To the background
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But each one of us is born
With many heart songs inside

A kind word, or a poem,

Caress of a tender hand,

Attentive ear,

A meal made with love,
Or a prayer said in silence
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A gaze pure and gentle,
Heartwarming embrace,
A small act of forgiveness,
A glorious twinkle in the eye,
Or a radiant smile
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When autumn falls
Don’t hibernate
Get out and about
Plough the meadows of your soul
Seeds of good deeds
Plant all around

Let love bloom

Let hope thrive
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Open your heart

Dance to its singing
Paint the corners of your soul
Pink and lilac, blue and green
Then sway and shine
Sprinkle your joy
Extend your hands
Embrace the world
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Is it me standing on my head, or is it the world upside-down?


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Silent cries of babies dying pierce my ears

Deformed infants born, a nightmare called “life”

Corpses of bleeding whales paint the ocean pink

Lifeless grey trees, trunks chopped and dry

Bees falling dead “we don’t know why!”

Breathless sweet dolphins scattered by the seashore

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Heavy nights descend like bricks

Hidden hands tighten around my neck

I’m breathing mud I’m breathing sand

Is it just me standing on my head?

Or is everything around upside-down?

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Destruction… “conquest” of nature

Radioactive waste… praised as achievement

Robbery in broad day light… a “Historic Achievement”

Progress… a family is no longer mum and dad

Liberty… measured in nudity per cm², put on display

Civilisation…  how many weapons  a nation could amass

Science… a tool of annihilation and a mushroom cloud

Charity… bailout of bankers adding to the trillions in their “empty” coffers

If we don’t give them that, our world would collapse… yes, collapse

Economy… snatching the last piece of bread from a hungry destitute

Financial growth… interest goes up and up, while life goes down

Security… watching every move, recording every word, just to keep us “safe”

Technology… counting every breath, monitoring every dream only just in case

Defence…  watch out, every blink of an eye might be a “secret code”,

 Every social gathering could be a “sleeping cell”, call 999 only just in case

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O dear Beloved God

How could such a small heart

Take all this pain

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All I want to be

Is a flower

or leaf in a tree

Hide forever

Where no one could see

Look up into Heaven

Smile at flying angels

As they smile at me

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Just a thought


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Our quest for JUSTICE through our pursuit of TRUTH is what should keep our intentions pure and our actions noble.

Our passion for humanity, beauty, harmony and equality is what allows love to grow in our hearts unhindered.

Like the Holy Land that is Palestine, it shines with goodness through the pursuit of its people for spiritual truth and by existing in harmony with nature and the pace of nature.

What makes it Holy and so breathtakingly beautiful is its embrace of that which is organic, pure and natural.

Thus, when we align ourselves in full harmony with the epitome of Nature’s Divine Laws, i.e Balance outlined with Beauty, translated in human terms as Justice embraced with Compassion, we become one with all there is.

If we slip, however,  into following the deceptive and oppressive methods of those whom we oppose, we lose the battle and it would be our defeat.

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Light upon Light


There is a flower in my heart

Nay, a wild garden

Blissful meadows

As far as the eye can see

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There is a child in my heart

Nay, manifold of children

Whole of Mankind

As far as the eye can see

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There is a sun in my heart

Nay, millions of stars

Universes . . . galaxies

As far as the eye can see

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There is a candle in my heart

Nay, bright dazzling Light

Light upon Light

As far as the eye can see

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“Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth.

The metaphor of His Light

is that of a niche

in which there is a lamp,

the lamp inside a glass,

the glass like a brilliant star,

lit from a blessed tree, an olive,

neither of the east nor of the west,

its oil all but giving off light

even if no fire touches it

Light upon Light

Allah guides to His Light whoever he wills

and Allah makes metaphors for mankind

and Allah has knowledge of all things”

(Qur’an 24:35)

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 اللَّهُ نُورُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ مَثَلُ نُورِهِ كَمِشْكَاةٍ فِيهَا مِصْبَاحٌ الْمِصْبَاحُ فِي زُجَاجَةٍ الزُّجَاجَةُ كَأَنَّهَا كَوْكَبٌ دُرِّيٌّ يُوقَدُ مِن شَجَرَةٍ مُّبَارَكَةٍ زَيْتُونِةٍ لَّا شَرْقِيَّةٍ وَلَا غَرْبِيَّةٍ يَكَادُ زَيْتُهَا يُضِيءُ

وَلَوْ لَمْ تَمْسَسْهُ نَارٌ نُّورٌ عَلَى نُورٍ يَهْدِي اللَّهُ لِنُورِهِ مَن يَشَاءُ وَيَضْرِبُ اللَّهُ الْأَمْثَالَ لِلنَّاسِ وَاللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ

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Love is a Wonder


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Love is a wonder

A peek into Heaven

Barren hearts

Lush and bloom

 

Love so vast,love the sky cannot contain. how does all this fit inside my heart

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Love is a wonder

Spontaneous gush

Pure and tender

When a heart is touched

By kindness of soul

Of the beloved

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Once upon a dream


Whenever I finish writing an article or a poem, I think to myself, that’s it now, I have said all what I needed to say, I have poked into wasps nests, divulged forbidden topics and delved into taboos, few are willing to touch.  I have also expressed the very innermost deepest sentiments and thoughts of my being, I am done now. I am ready to depart. Nothing left to say or to write about.

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Lo and behold,

Before I know it

I fall upon a crime

An image of life pulverised

A frozen tear of a beloved child

Stabs my heart

Coils my guts in crazy knots

Rips my soul

Like a dagger piercing into my existence

Like a volcano erupting in my conscience

Like a burning bullet whizzing through my mind

My limbs tremble in agony

My hearts pounds like thunder

I weep of pain

I scream of rage and anger

A poem is born

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Other times,

Wondering in my world

I fall upon a dream

A vision tickles my heart

Melt it away, like butter on a hot tray

Like a baby’s hand

Wrapped around my finger

Like a blanket of stars

Embracing my estrangement

Caressing my wounds

Swaying my soul in an ocean of love

Whispering a lullaby of heaven in my ear

I twirl in dazzlement

Wallow in delight

My heart pounds like thunder

My eyes moisten of joy

My limbs tremble in ecstasy and bewilderment

A poem is born

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One moment of madness


Would you forget me?
If I disappear from your life
You asked me once

Teasing you
I replied
With this memory of mine
There are no guarantees
I don’t trust it with any thing

You know
I might know people for years
But when I meet in the street
My mind goes blank
I know that I know them
But that’s as far as it goes

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Now
All I want is

One moment of forgetfulness
One moment of insanity

One moment in which
I am
Not
Thinking

Of you

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Feelings and Words


 

Trying to squeeze feelings into words

No act of justice at all

It distorts… disfigures

Belittles… demeans

A great offence without a doubt

To my shame and my disgrace

 I confess, I am to blame

Truly “Guilty” I declare

Defend me not I don’t deserve

For feelings can only be felt

So, when I write about my love

Don’t ever think I’m making sense

 No language can ever convey

The boundless, the eternal

Expression falls short by far

Feelings can only be felt

When I write about my sorrow

Don’t dare believe my words or verses

My speech is nothing but hollow hues

How can the infinite ever be defined

Feelings can only be felt

Truly “Guilty” I declare

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My wish for all


Strolling by the ocean

Seagulls flying by

Praying in adoration

Delightful full of grace

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Engulfed in waves of love

Boundless indescribable

Immense intense supreme

One of those rare moments

Awesome and sublime

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Love swathed my being

Love tickled my heart

Love caressed my mind

Love swayed my soul

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Tears of joy streaming

Tranquil and serene

Melodies of gratefulness

Swirled inside my core

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Singing like a nightingale

One thought gripped my mind;

I wish this wondrous moment

To be felt by ALL

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Cherish Life


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Every form you come by

Every smile you ever see

Every twinkle in the eye

Every child small and sweet

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Cherish life

Every animal happen to meet

Roaming around for something to eat

All they want is to live, let live

Praising the One who brought them here

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Cherish life

Every flower or  tree

Just like you, feels your love and have dreams

To bring beauty, delight your eyes

So fill your heart with gratitude

 Cherish life

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Sit in silence, tune in,  try to listen

To the deepest voice within  your soul

Feel the melody swaying through

Wiping your tears, tickling your heart

As your eyes dance with joy

Cherish life

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O my Beloved


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My Beloved
I did not see You
But, with the whispers in my heart I knew
Is that possible?
Is it possible, a heart would fall in love,

With whom she never saw?

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Can anyone who tasted the sweetness of such love
Ever deny?
Can it ever know bitterness?
Or think of running away?
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Can prostrating souls
Accept subjugation?
Or ever engage in deception?

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Oh my Hope …
I was little girl
Agonized with nostalgia
Went looking for you
Her sanity disintegrated, while searching
Couldn’t find her heartbeats
Her imagination inflamed… wild

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Her sight estranged
Mesmerised, pulled up toward Heaven
Hoping to see your face
Longing for purification with your Light
Dreaming of a drop of mercy
Affectionate, tender, blessed with dew
And yearning for one moment of closeness …. Eternal

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My Beloved… You are the One who Knows
If kneeling down would be a struggle sometimes
For this frail body, aching and sore
Soul never cease prostrating
Ever satisfied, care not for the pain
The heart tranquil and serene
Does not know fright

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Hasten, my heartbeats, race your shadow

Fly above your imagination
Knock at the door of my Beloved
Chant your longing in supreme adoration
Scatter your poetry like shimmering stars
Like flowers, meadows and roses

Like the scent of lavender
Plaited daisies and dandelions

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O my heartbeats, align
Standup and sway
Tune in and smile
Throb in devotion… infinite, eternal

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In the name of my Beloved, sing
Until you melt away …
And perish …

In the name of my Beloved, sing
Until
You return

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يا حبيبي


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يا حبيبي

انا ما رأيتك

لكنما في همس قلبي عرفتك

أيعقل ذاك؟

أيهوى الفؤاد ما لم يرى؟

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وهل يمكن لمن ذاق شهد ذيّاك الهوى

أن ينكره

أن يعرف المرار
أو يطلب الفرار

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أوتقدر الأرواح الركّع السجود

أن تقبل الهوان

أو  تحسن الخداع

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يا رجائي…

طفلة كنت صغيرة

لوعها الحنين

ذهبت تبحث عنك

ثار فيها الخيال

ضاع عنها الرشد

 تاه منها الفؤاد

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زاغ منها البصر

شاخصاً نحو السماء

آملاً رؤية وجهك

راجياً طهراً بنورك

حالماً بقطرة رحمة…

حنّانةٍ، حبّابةٍ… نديّة

وحنيناً للحظة قربٍ…. أبدية

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حبيبي… وأنت الأعلم

إن  عز السجود حيناً

على الجسد الضعيف المفعم بالألم

فالروح لا تكف عن السجود

والنفس في رضا لا تابه للوجع

والقلب في سكينة

لا تعرف الهلع

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أيا نبض قلبي أسرعَنْ … سابق خيالك

واطرقَنْ باب الحبيب

رتل الأشواق في عشقٍ

وانثر الاشعار كالنجوم الباهيات

كالزهور كالمروج كالورود

كعطر إكليل الجبل

كالنرجس المجدول

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قم تمايل

قم تناغم

قم تبسم

خافقاً بهواك السرمدي

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باسم الحبيب تغنّى

الى أن تذوب…

وتفنى…

باسم الحبيب تغنّى

إلى أن …

تعود

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Stay human… Stay sane


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How can one see all this evil

and stay sane

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How can a soul live all these horrors

and stay sane

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How can a brain digest all this lunacy

and stay sane
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Retreat, take a refuge within
Listen to your heart beating
Tune in, hear the music, as you pray
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Speak a word of love, kind and caring, two or more
Embrace with a heart tender and warm
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Listen with grace to someone’s problem
Caress a wound, of an injured life
Hold a hand, wipe the tears of a weepy soul
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Offer a shoulder to a tearful face
Hug a child in anguish or fear
Give a smile, genuine and pure
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Seeds of mercy, compassion and love
Plant everywhere
Watch your heart-songs come to life
Dance to their heavenly tune
Delight as poetry fills you soul
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Rinse, rinse, rinse your pain

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Lullaby of Hope


Let me run outside
Kiss a flower
Hug a tree
Follow my shadow
Till I am gone
I have seen too much
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Let me escape
This world of lies
Embrace an angel

Hold a baby in my arms

Wash my soul

I have seen too much

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Let me chase a rainbow
Climb a mountain
Slide down a waterfall
Cover my eyes
Weep until tears no more
I have seen too much
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Let me jump in the ocean

Pull out my heart

Shake it well, inside out

Scrap and polish until it glows
I have seen too much
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Let me slay my own ogres
Ego and greed, arrogance and pride
Let me lay my head down
Humbly and pray
For I have seen too much
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Remember soul, remember
The evil you see is not but a foaming froth
Passing away
Soon will be over, it will not last
Only truth, peace and beauty
Will remain
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A Tale of a Palestinian little girl


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A little girl, she was…  young and mischievous
In a rusty barrel, she’d roll
From the orchard, down to the foot of the mountain
When someday she’d feel tired
She’d sit still… and ponder
Whisper to pomegranate kernels
Caress almonds with a stone
Make Jokes with lemons
Tell stories of good people to orange blossom
Recite the news to carob, hawthorn and apples trees,
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A little girl, she was…  young and mischievous
she’d run around gathering poppies
Drink morning dew scented of wild iris
She’d chase butterflies and race hummingbirds
Fill water jars from the well, empty them in clay zeer
From broken glass pieces she’d paint windows
and of pebbles and stones, walls for her little house
with girls and boys she’d sing and dance
celebrate a wedding, in “bride and groom” game
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When evening
Her head, plaited with clouds
Would lay to embrace her grandma’s lap
Most tender most beautiful pillow
A warm and gentle hand… as paradise
would caress her curly hair
A sweet velvety voice as of an angel
Tell her stories, perhaps she’d fall asleep
With smiling heart and smiling lips she’d close her eyes
Open her transparent wings and fly
Above the vineyards and fig and olive fields
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A little girl, she was…  young and mischievous
One rosy moonless night
Sky shimmered with her diamond gown
Stillness fell asleep like a breathing angel
This gorgeous night is mine, I’ll sleep on the terrace
I will count her many stars
will not forget or ignore any
I’ll uncover her secrets
Tonight without a doubt, I’ll learn the truth
I will count her many stars, one by one
I’ll know their essence
and if I look hard enough
I may even see the face of the One who created
who sparkled sky with stars
Her giggling mischievous eyes whispered
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On a straw carpet, her eyes looked up and far
Struck by breathtaking beauty
Her heart gripped in awe
Her mind flew away
Her vision disintegrated
She didn’t give up though
Continued counting
Star after star after star
and since that day
She has not finished yet
If you ever meet her
You would find her still counting
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حكاية طفلة من فلسطين


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حكاية طفلة من فلسطين

طفلةً كانت… صغيرة… وشقية

تتددحرج في اسطوانة علاها الصدا

من أعلى الحاكورة

الى سفح الجبل

وإذا يوماً ما اعتراها التعب

جلست تتأمل …

تناجي حبات الرمان

تداعب اللوزات بالحجر وتمزح مع الليمون

تحكي قصة الأخيار لزهر البرتقال

وتسرد الأخبار للتفاح والخروب والزعرور

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طفلةً كانت… صغيرة… وشقية

تقطف الحنّون
ترشف عطر السوسن البري مع ندى الصباح

تلاحق الفراش تسابق الأطيار

تملأ جرار الماء تفرغها في الأزيار

من فتافيت الزجاج ترسم النوافذ

ومن الحصى والطوب تصنع الحيطان

لبيتها الصغير

ومع بنات الحارة تشارك الصبيان

تزغرد وتغني بزفة العرسان

“في لعبة “العروس والعريس

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وعندما المساء

يعانق رأسها المجدول بالغيوم

حضن الجدة الحنون

وسادةً… لا أرقَّ ولا أجمل

تداعب شعرها الأجعد

يد دافئة ناعمة حانية … كما الجنة

وصوت عذب مخملي كصوت ملاك

يحكي لها الحكايا لعلها تنام

باسمة القلب والشفتين تغفو … تحلم بالسنونو

بجناحين رقيقين تطير

فوق كروم العنب وحقل التين والزيتون

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طفلةً كانت… صغيرة… وشقية

وذات ليلة وردية المشاعر ما بها قمر

تلألأت سماؤها بثوب من الألماس

غفا السكون في أحضانها ملاكاً وادع الأنفاس

تلك البهية ليلتي سأنام في العليّة

سأحصي نجوم الكون

وسأكشف عن أسرارها
لن أغفل عن أيٍّ منها لن أنسى منها شيئا

الليلة دون ريب سأعلم الحقيقة

سأحصي نجوم الكون… نجماً نجما

وأعرف الماهية

ولإن أنا أمعنت في التحديق

لربما رأيت ذاك الذي أبدع الأكوان

وزين السماء بالنجوم

همست بعينيها الضاحكة الشقية

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فراشها الحصير

رنت بعينيها بعيــــــــــــداً للسما
سلب الجمال لبها

ذهب بقلبها

طار منها العقل وتبعثر البصر

لكنها ما استسلمت

بدأت تعد نجومها

نجماً نجما…. نجماً نجما

ومنذ ذاك الحين

لليوم ما انتهت

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I am off


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Hey grownups

I don’t want your world

I don’t want your crazy wars

I don’t want your gold and silver

I don’t want your shiny coins

I can’t stand your golden calf

I don’t like your silly games

I don’t want to play

no more

I am off, I don’t want to stay

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I want to run away, go back
Be child again… forever
I want to hold my broken heart
Glue it back together

Paint it all anew

With a brush and splash of tears

Fill its oceans, wash the sky

Colour a rainbow all in between
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With my doll holding onto me

Run towards the edge of the universe

Where heaven jumps down to kiss the earth

Near the bush where sparrows pray

There I’d sit calmly and wait

Until its all over

and grownups are no more.

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Come little children with Jasmine headbands

Come play with me
Sing your hearts and dance around
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Heavenly Shower


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This beautiful morning
When I woke up
Able to open my eyes
See the sunshine
And breathe with ease
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Embraced by grace

Jump out of bed
My limbs in place
What an awesome miracle
But few take note
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My heart is pounding
With songs of praise

“I love you world”

“I love who made you”
“I love you world”
“I love who made you”
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In humble gratitude

Smile ear to ear
With a bowl of Jasmine
Sprinkle mankind
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Come my beloved, come
Droplets of heaven
Falling upon us
This glorious morning
Come wash your worries
Come bathe your soul
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Don’t let them


Don’t let their cruelty take away your tenderness

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Don’t let their barbarity injure your bravery

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Don’t let their brutality cut off your wings

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Don’t let their crimes kill your dreams

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Don’t let their arrogance hurt your joy

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Don’t let their maliciousness wipe away your smile

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Don’t let their supremacy wound your dignity

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Don’t let their savagery discolour your hope

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Don’t let their arms disarm you of your steadfastness

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Don’t let their ruthlessness empty your heart of love

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Don’t their inhumanity rob you of your own humanity

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Beware of Words


Words are seeds, you know


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You plant a good word

It will grow, a beautiful tree

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You plant a bad word

Don’t expect but thorns and weed

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Out of your mouth

They can’t be retrieved

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When out and gone

You’ve stamped your deed

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People with Green Hearts

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Words are seeds

Poisonous they kill

Kind, souls they may feed

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The Hidden Truth

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The saddest most joyous part is

Whatever you’ve planted

You shall eat

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The Hidden Truth

Are you a man or an angel?


When life rages around you
When you smell death in every corner
When the good and the noble get slaughtered before your very eyes
Don’t ever lose hope
Remember
Goodness is organic
Just like life
It never fades away
It never ever dies
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Constantly I wonder
How can any mortal
With only human capacity
Live… and die
Without leaving any one
Feeling anything
Towards him
But genuine love
And  immense admiration

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Is that at all possible?
Can that human be real?
How can someone
Be adored so much,
By so many,
For such a length of time?

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Your selfless soul
Lived only to serve others
Your great big heart
Always made room for all
Your brilliant mind
An inspiration to many
Your time was never yours alone

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If I didn’t know you
If I didn’t live with you
I would’ve found this notion
Difficult to believe

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But Habibi… you are real
You lived an exemplary life
That’s difficult to imitate
Hard to live up to

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So is it any wonder
That I always wonder

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Agape


When life becomes burdened with wickedness and cruelty,
when loss and confusion is written on every human face,
when people weep in misery and despair,

Climb up a hill or a mountain
eyes full of compassion
heart full of mercy
open your soul,
raise your hands up,
in wondrous agape
wholeheartedly
tightly
embrace

Seeds of love

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Flower… flower in my heart

Fill with joy every corner of my soul

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Seeds of love

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August untamed

Go wild, spread wide grow tall

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Seeds of love

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Open the kernel of your being

Display your beauty, fierce, full of grace

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Seeds of love

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Pour down your music

Heavenly whispers… enchant the world

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Did you ever?


Did you ever

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Amazing


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Did you ever wonder

What is it that shakes your being

And makes your soul tremble

As you stand before New Life

In awe and awesome wonder

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Did you ever wonder

What is it in watching New Life, that melts your heart,

Tickled with love, swathed in splendour

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Did you ever wonder
What is it that makes stand there

Gobsmacked in silent thunder

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As you see a child smiling

A baby kitten purring

A new leaf budding

A tiny deer climbing

A scented rose blooming

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Can you smell the freshness of your soul

As you look into a babe’s eyes, with eyes open wide

Can you see yourself smiling

As you hear him giggling loud

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Such is New Life

Coated with sweetness

Imbued in beauty

Wrapped in mystery

Woven into WOW-ness

Radiating tenderness

Full of grace
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Always grabs you by the core, with breathtaking joy

Its colourful magic

Touches the soul of your soul

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Have you ever wondered, why?

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Could it be that
You have been an eyewitness
To the miracle of creation
Still unsoiled
Fresh, raw and pure
Newly delivered from the Divine Abode Above,
A precious gift of the Most Loving, Most Sublime
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Detached


Life was raging all around me

All was surreal

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I was looking at me

Madly searching for you

I knew what had happened

I felt sorry for me, I embraced

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I was watching me

Sobbing… trembling

With my sore heart throbbing

I put my arms round me, and comforted

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I was hearing me pleading

Begging for help

“Do not be afraid”

I whispered in my ear, and reassured

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I was observing me

Staring at the oblivion

Lost… lonely… petrified

I held my hand

And took me home

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Only love grew


When I was a little girl
My home was a tree-trunk
On a white cloud
Up…up… in the sky

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In this world of mine
The sun shone forever
All seasons were spring
And love grew everywhere

Yesterday is gone and its tale told. today new seeds are growing
In gardens… on trees
In the streets
On roof tops
In the rivers
In people’s hearts
And on their tongues

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Visitors to my world
Wondered how
And why
Hate didn’t grow
Hate couldn’t grow

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The secret was
In this world of mine
People could read
Each other’s minds
So, they came to understand

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How others feel
What others mean
Why others do
And where others stand

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That’s why
In this beautiful world of mine
Only love grew

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Just come with me


I want to take you out

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I want to hold your heart

In my little palm

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Take you out, just for a day

Show you the world

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Drifting with the breeze

Sitting on an autumn leaf

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Flying with humming birds

Bouncing on clouds

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Riding backs of dolphins

Diving with blue whales

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Sliding on a rainbow

Painting ruby skies

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I want to take you out

Show you the world

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Gliding between mountains

With colourful butterflies

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Surfing seas and oceans

Swimming in the Nile

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Floating between galaxies

Counting night stars

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Racing with twilight

Travelling throughout time

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I want to take out

Show you the world

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Holding on your hand

Clinging to your heart

Just come with me

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Come with me

Soul Whispers


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I think of You

Splendid thoughts

Buds  through my soul

Sublime and beautiful

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Majestic waves

of love so great

Runs through my being

Serene and graceful

Tender and pure

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Princess of Dreams


Dedicated to the  young girl I saw studying in the vicinity of Al-Agsa mosque-  May, 2013

Timidly I stretch my arms out
I bow my head in humble awe

Kissing those delicate hands
Wiping sorrow off your tender eyes

O… soul of my soul
Delight us with your dreams ignore death around

No to submissiveness no to being idle

Plant seeds of hope inside of us… lilies
Baby smiles
Spectra of love
Longing poetry
Celebrations of glory… huge grins

On the cusp of homeland scatter your winning laughter
Almond Blossom … fragrant roses …  heart beats … tears of love … and stars

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أميرة الأحلام



على استحياءٍ أمد الكفوف
اطأطئ هامتي في خشوعٍ ذليل

اقبّل هذي الأيادي الرقيقة
وامسح احزان هاتيك العيون

ايا مهجة الروح
جودي بالمنى رغم المنايا
فلا للخنوع ولا للخمول

ازرعي الأمال فينا زنبقاً
أحلام طفلٍ
أطياف عشق
أنغام شوق
أعراس مجد باسمات

وعلى أعتاب الديار انثري ضحكات فوزك
زهرٍ لوز… عبق ورد… خفق قلب… دمع حبٍّ… ونجوم

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Beauty all around


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Looking around

My eyes delight

Beauty bubbles in every corner

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My heart swells with love, uncontainable

Sparkles of tenderness fall down as rain

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Overwhelmed with gratefulness

I kneel down and pray

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Lifted up

Uplifted

Swept off my feet,

I pop, I jump, I fly

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My soul fills with colour

Besotted I swirl

And sing with joy

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Mysteries


I am but a speck of dust

Lost in this vast cosmos

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Inside my mind

Hides the entire universe

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At the heart of soul of this speck of dust

Lives the Most magnificent, Most Sublime

The Creator of all

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WOW

I gasp in awesome wonder

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Just BE, anyway


When the sun shines every morning

It does not think what if someone objects to its heat

It would Just give its best, anyway

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When twilight falls in the evening

It does not care who would curse its darkness

It would just embrace all, anyway

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When Sky gates flung open to relinquish earth

It does not hesitate in case some passers by would get wet

It would just rain anyway

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When you align yourself with the Most Sublime

You would not consider how people see you;

Would they mock you

Would they belittle you

Would they hurt you

Or would they even kill you

You’re constantly content in magnificent harmony

You would just BE, anyway

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Raw


This poem is dedicated to my friend Genie (Palestine Rose)

When you write raw

You leave your heart exposed
Unmasked
Unprotected

It will carry many cuts and bruises

It might even bleed its life out

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I too,  write raw

Not to appease
Neither to please
And certainly not to hurt or cause harm

Not to praise or to be praised
Not to condemn or put anyone down

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But to heal and ease the pain
Of an injured world
With which I fell madly in love
Long before the day I was born

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I hear rivers and oceans weeping I go to pieces
I see the tears running down sky’s face,

I melt away, I go insane

I would peel off the kernel of my soul
I would crush my being to nothingness
I would dwindle and wither away
I would set my heart ablaze
To see a child smile

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Take my heart
Take my heart
grind it down
Sprinkle the dust over this tormented world
Turn it to compost
Let it feed love-hungry souls

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In the palm of my hand I hold my heart, tender and sore
With delight I give it away
Watch the blossoms budding around
As one child smiles again

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Wouldn’t you?

Her World is Mine


Holding on my hand

Strolling away

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How could I resist

A tender baby’s hand

Embraced in mine

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How could I let go

Of baby’s little fingers

Wrapped around mine

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How could I hold onto

Fears, worries, illusions

When angels hover, forever, by my side

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My heart is giggling
Her hand in mine

My mind is fizzing
Her world is mine