My dear friend Mohamad al Karbi has a lovely blog, and as I was there reading some posts about the Blog Directory he has started, I found a post by his daughter that struck a chord. I have always enjoyed Sham’s work; from the time when she was a small girl. It’s obvious that as she has grown, so has her talent. Enough of me blathering on. Here is Sham and some of her latest work:

How love plays.

How simple, How small,
How delusionally a speck,
How simply infectious,
When many say it’s right,
How it pops in your brain,
When you least expect it,
How it then turns around,
Without you seeing it,
How you cry at the sound,
Of its soothing music,
How you feel the arrow,
cut through the wind,
When love is out of reach.

A long day

The screaming in your head,
gets louder and louder,
The pain in your arms,
Is pounding louder and louder,
The fire in your eyes,
Is burning louder and louder,
But why?
The pain is so clear,
You feel you are naked to all danger,
You’ve been stabbed so many times,
It’s hard to count all the pierces in your body,
You stagger forwards,
And let yourself get comfortable on your bed.

This.

Harassed and caressed,
You ran away, screaming for help,
You remember the old days,
THIS.
When you were six playing with rocks at the road,
In ragged and dirty clothes,
THIS.
You were so poor, two days would pass,
And you forget to eat,
Imagine changing your clothes, ha!
THIS.
But your heavy headache jeers you back to reality,
Now time has changed, for you were a superstar, nothing less,
But alas, when you are poor,
At least you don’t get…
THIS.

Cheaters

Cheaters always want you,
To be loyal,
While they are unfaithful,
But you know that,
If you love someone you wont cheat,
If you want to cheat,
Set them free,
You also know that,
Trust is like a paper,
Once it is crumbled,
It can’t be perfect,
But all you could keep thinking was,
“I tried to keep us together,
You were busy keeping secrets.”

8 thoughts on “Guest Poetry!

  1. Wow, Linda. That made out day here… Me and Sham are very happy to see this from you and we are proud to see her work is becoming more famous 🙂
    Thank you very much for your kind and continuous support. It means a lot to us

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  2. Hi Linda,

    This poem was so powerful. These lines especially, both for the wonderful use of imagery and metaphors, but also for the way they are so crisp and cut right to the heart of things:

    How you feel the arrow, cut through the wind, When love is out of reach. …. Trust is like a paper, Once it is crumbled, It can’t be perfect,

    Hope you and the walking encyclopedia of Maine history are doing well. Any news on the vaccination front? Mike’s in the queue. I’ll be way later because I’m so “young.” Only time I’ve ever wished I was turning 60 this spring instead of in the fall.

    Biggest news down here is Violet has moved in with us for a while. It’s a good thing, she really needed to get out of her apartment and have a place to recoup her health. The timing of showers has been interesting though ☺.

    We miss you.

    Love, Brenda

    On Sun, Feb 28, 2021 at 1:30 AM Everyone Else Has the Best Titles wrote:

    > mainepaperpusher posted: ” My dear friend Mohamad al Karbi has a lovely > blog, and as I was there reading some posts about the Blog Directory he has > started, I found a post by his daughter that struck a chord. I have always > enjoyed Sham’s work; from the time when she was a small gi” >

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    1. Sham is just such a talented young lady. I was honored that she would allow me to publish her work on my blog. She, and her father, will be very pleased to hear your praise. Especially when they find out that you are a college English professor!

      We are doing ok here. Glad to hear that Mike is going to have his vaccination, but sorry that you will have to wait. I just squeaked in under the wire. We just got our appointments today. We’ll have our first shot on the 10th in Bangor.

      I didn’t realize that Violet had been ill. Bill says he and Mike are overdue for a call so maybe they can make it happen soon and we can get caught up. Miss you, too!

      And thanks again for the kind words for Sham. She’s earned them and I’m very proud of her.

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