Monday, July 24, 2006

Poetic Interlude

A little something that I penned
Especially for a friend:

For Love, For Life

Shadow on your face
Try another place

Wind at your back
Take a different tack

Time on your side
Take a look inside

Games to be played
Aren't you glad you stayed

Battles to be won
Before the day is done

Walk the path to peace
Let your troubles cease

Be at one with joy
Seek not another toy

For you deserve my friend
To find love before the end



Anonymous khodadad said...

Such a cool rhyme David. I didn't know you have that in ya!:) I like the "time on your side" line very much.

Thanks for visiting my pics too. You're cool...

7/25/2006 3:14 AM  
Blogger David said...

Thanks for the cool compliments Khodadad! :) Oh, I still have a few more tricks up my sleeves. So stay tuned to this channel! ;)

Hey everybody, GO VISIT Khodadad's pictures! He is traveling through Iceland, Spain, and other cool locals at this moment!

7/26/2006 12:37 AM  
Blogger Melantrys said...

There, now here's comment number 3. :P

7/28/2006 3:23 PM  
Blogger Dr O2 said...

It sends a chill through my spine. The words take me further aback in thoughts & delusions :-) The world is full of misery at this stage & I am keeping the smile on my face. Hope this is not a sign towards Schizophrenia... :-(

7/30/2006 3:38 AM  
Blogger David said...

Mel, I am overwhelmed by your appreciation of my poetic ability! :P

Hello Omid, glad to see you out and about again! :) My poem seems to have made a strong impression on you. It was intended to give hope to someone who was feeling somewhat hopeless. I hope that the thoughts and delusions that it inspired in you will lead to something positive. As to smiling, I haven't been doing a lot of that lately. It seems that the news is all bad and maybe getting worse. I don't think you are suffering Schizophrenia. If you can smile, then good for you! Perhaps you just have stronger coping mechanisms than I do!

7/30/2006 5:47 PM  
Blogger Nyx said...

This give hope!
So simple and straight forward, I liked it a lot.
Take care dear.

8/02/2006 2:32 PM  
Blogger olivebranch said...

beautiful poem; I write poetry for my Iraqi friends often tooo
go have a look at

the "OB Poetry Page".

Also; since you are interested in iraq and Iraqi's you might like to check out the Olivebranch Network at

I found this poem inspiring, can I have your permission to try turn it into a new poem which will be similar; but from my view?

please email me at lukey @

(no spaces)

Luke(y) Skinner

8/02/2006 7:37 PM  
Blogger David said...

Thank you Nyx, I am glad you liked it! :) A Cupid's arrow for you, as well. ;)

Hello Olivebranch, welcome to my blog. I am very pleased that you found my poem inspiring! :) You have my permission to rewrite the poem from your point of view. I'll follow up with an email shortly.

8/03/2006 12:34 AM  
Blogger Ameer H. said...

I like ur poem David. :) thnx 4 the email and comment...thnx 4 keeping in touch and sorry if I cant keep in touch as much :( I still can't write, I've lost my writing soul! well I'll c u around

8/07/2006 4:06 AM  
Blogger David said...

Hi Ameer, I'm glad to see you here once again! :) I think you need a muse to help you rediscover your writing soul. I hope you find her soon. Good luck my friend!

8/08/2006 12:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello David,
It is a very good poem, as good as the
sentiments that inform it.

Let me introduce myself, though I go under 'anonymous' my handles are peace-lover or nestorian inuit, and i have been commenting on the comments page of eject iraqi konfuzed kollege kid last post regarding the Lebanon. I
feel desperately sad about the situation in Iraq, and in particular the violence between Shia and Sunni. So I created 'killing joke' and 'appeal to all Iraqis' in the hope that versions of these might perhaps eventually get to influence some at least of the people in Iraq. I fully renounce all copyright and translation rights, and anyone should feel free to change and improve upon the following;


Guy walking down Baghdad street meets a gunman

Gunman asks 'Shia' or 'Sunni ?'

Guy replies 'Exactly half and half'

Gunman smiles 'That's o.k. In that case I will only shoot half of you. Now please show on your body where is the Shia half and where the Sunni
half so I can find my target'

Appeal to all Iraqis

Salam Aleikum

Shia and Sunni Sunni and Shia brothers and sisters in Islam. Why should IRAQI BROTHER shoot IRAQI BROTHER ? Iraqi Sunnis please help your Iraqi Shia brothers in Islam
rebuild the GOLDEN MOSQUE of SAMARA in a kiss of peace. Iraqi Shia, can you be absolutely certain that al Sadar did not blow up the mosque of Samara ? Or maybe it was Osama bin Laden.

Shia and Sunni Sunni and Shia. Heal this terrible wound for the sake of peace

8/10/2006 12:21 PM  
Blogger David said...

Hello Anonymous Peace-Lover,
I share your sentiments regarding Iraq! I understand that there are many Iraqis who descend from mixed Sunni and Shia families, so your "killing joke" is undoubtedly quite real to some. I wish that all people could recognize their common humanity with each other. However, I know that there will always be some who can never see beyond a very narrow and potentially destructive view of reality.

8/10/2006 1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello again david, peace-lover here

Unfortunately what u say is true.
since i wrote that joke i realized that an alternative, though less funny ending could be; gunman smiles and says u have 24 hrs to get out of iraq.

any ofspring of parents, who were not prepared to argue over whether ali was the fourth calif or the first iman, is exactly the sort of person that the gunmen of either side would not want around. Anyone with a diversity of outlooks, of many cultural infuences, not a monolinguist. And it seems to me that the sistematic killing of university professors is part of the same pattern.

In the bolshevik revolution the slogan was 'dawoi gramotnih' (if u read this as u would a word in english it comes close to the sounds of russian) which means kill the literate. and lest we believe that all this was in defense of the proleteriat, it was just the decapitation of the tall poppies. if i recall my ancient history, two and a half millenia ago, one of the seven kings of rome, who wanted to become a tyrant, asked for advice from an established tyrant, who gave a pratical demonstration by snipping off the heads of the tallest poppies in his garden.

it is my belief that the young people who were taken and killed by the militias, merely for possessing the wrong name, were of above average intelligence. for who was the target, town dwellers, people who wore short, ie those of westernized habits, not simple country people, but anyone and everyone who might make up a pool and a support network for a future liberal government.
I go into other aspects of this in my comments of the kids post on the lebanon, where i discuss things like the first principal of any conflict is that my greatest enemy is my best support, and am adding stuff there all the time. btw do feel free to use or adapt anything of mine u might find useful

8/12/2006 5:47 PM  
Blogger Tamara said...

Hi David -- I came across your blog via Nyx. Very lovely poem.... Thank you!

8/16/2006 9:35 AM  
Blogger David said...

Hello Tamara, welcome to my blog and thank you very much for your compliment! I am happy that you enjoyed the poem! :)

8/17/2006 1:49 AM  

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