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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Bread and blood.



She used to sit right next to me
playing in the grass
even in class
back then in 2nd grade
when everything would fade
but our innocent smiles

when i was sick
she used to visit
helping with all missing lessons
when she wasn't around
i would stop by her house
and ask if everything is alright

those streets,
carved with our little steps
show
those playgrounds,
that used to hold our little dreams
know
our little secrets,
we only whispered to the wind
Me and my best friend

At Christmas we both decorated one tree
blew some candles in birthday cakes
in Ramadan she used to fast with me
I used to love these cookies her mother bakes
For me in Eid
Love was our creed
Me and my best friend

She prayed with me in my mosque
I lit one candle in her church
Her heart is all i saw of her
she only knew this human in me
we would never bend
Me and my best friend

Her first day of everything
we were together
when happy or sad
i was all she had
and she was all i need
why this greed?
why is it difficult for love to lead?
why should they plant the doubts
in the eyes that only knew love

I never saw that cross in her necklace
and she never noticed the Gilded verse
around mine
i only saw in her my best friend
and she always believed by her side i stand
Together we weaved
Our Childhood memories
just as Pure

So,you may blast all the churches you need
destroy all mosques and plead
for mercy
such hypocrisy!
yet, you can never touch that bond
of bread and blood
My best friend and I
still eat from the same plate.



50 comments:

Sumit Sarkar said...

Thats a very touching poem..
and a great message is delivered...

"when everything would fade
but our innocent smiles"...love these lines.. :)

signed...bkm said...

Wow...this is definitly my favorite piece of yours...so powerful and filled with an eyes wide view of the world...excellent piece of writing...bkm

Myrna R. said...

I love how you personalize the call for peace and love. You live it without restriction. You are lucky - you and your best friend.

Desert Rose said...

@sumit sarkar thank you so much..i am humbled really,we need to spread this message , the world need more love not blood.glad it reached you beautifully :)

@Signed ...bkm missed you around, and so happy you enjoyed that piece.a new horizon is opening up within. thank you!

Desert Rose said...

@Myrna thank you. it is real..true life events and it just came out of my heart as i was touched with the sad events of church blast in Alexandria few days ago. In Egypt we all live together,good friends and neighbors,never ever there has been any difference cos of race or religion.Egypt has been and will always be Home for love and safety..:)

jessicakristie.com said...

Sweetie what a powerful piece! It was very touching and stirred lots of emotions in me. I love the purity of your love and friendship. *Big Hugs*

Desert Rose said...

Thank you so much Jessie! it means so much to me coming from you sweety..we are all for love One that is :)

lost_scotoma said...

Loved the underlying message behind this work... clear and pristine love that comes with childhood friendship... and yes, Egypt's secular credentials too.

Desert Rose said...

@lost_scotoma thank you. It is sad what i see today,only childhood memories save me at dark times..hope we can be the real change now..:)

Fireblossom said...

This gave me CHILLS. This is where hate ends, isn't it? Up close. Wow, I hope a million people read this.

Timoteo said...

Absolutely beautiful! (Not what I expected...you've got me conditioned to all that breathtaking sensuality...LOL. Nice change of pace!)

bumfuzzled said...

love how you adress the world with all its dysfunctions and tell it in story how we should be and behave :)

KB said...

Sometimes our differences make our bonds even stronger. I wish I'd had such a friend whilst growing up. Lovely piece.

Lynne H. said...

Beautiful poem with an equally beautiful message.. we have but one race in my eyes.. The Human race..

enjoyed this poem...

booguloo said...

A New Years message that needs to be repeated as often as it can be read or said. Thanks for bringing this to the table.

hedgewitch said...

"Her first day of everything
we were together.." that so expresses that close bond that ignores the artificial divisions your whole poem is about. Really, a poignant and bittersweet piece. Enjoyed the music very much also.

Syd said...

This is really powerful and it is a thought so desperately needed in this world. Bravo.

Beachanny said...

In every thought we share, in every word we write, in every gesture we make to let the world know that if a human heart is filled with love and wishes peace, we can and will change it. Nighthawk's poem today has the same message said in a different way. Each of us here is resisting this prejudice thaat pulls us apart.

I loved this beautiful and innocent piece and wish you the peace that surpasses understanding.
Gay @beachanny

Randall Weiss said...

This is a very moving poem. I was kind of caught off guard in the line that called her "best friend." That title is unneeded because you've already shown us your friendship.

Dulce said...

Dear Abeer,
This is a wonderful, heartfelt poem, as always, I can see your beautiful soul so wonderfully woven into your words.
Best friends are forever

moondustwriter said...

Love should and will bond people. it's society tearing at the very marrow of our bond

A sweet and telling piece of poetry


Hugs from the Moon

thanks for sharing with One Shot

Refuge Insomniac said...

I love this poem and the message it sends; the fact that it’s real presents a far greater impact. Assalaamu alaikum rahmatullahi wa barakatu.

jason evans said...

Truth lies at these deepest levels. Very beautiful.

Brian Miller said...

sounds like a great friend..and the two of you now become the face for your message and i think that is a brave and beautiful thing...

TALON said...

Just beautiful...I, too, had a best friend as a child who was from a totally different religious background...and it made not a whit of difference.

We could learn so much from the open hearts of children...

Monkey Man said...

Beautifully written. Beliefs matter not with true friendship nor should they prevent friendships from happening. Underneath it all we are human with similar feelings, needs and desires. If only your poem could lead our world, we may have a better one in which to raise our children.

Diana Lee said...

This is simply beautiful. You brought back memories to me of my best friend as a child, one with whom I've lost touch. A sad thing.

Eric Alder said...

What a wonderful testament to friendship, religious tolerance and coexistence. If everyone were as understanding, patient and caring as this, the world would be a much better place for all!

Thoughts Not Lost said...

Your poem moved me. I am so happy to have read it!

Chris G. said...

Love and friendship and the bonds of humanity...we need look no further than children to see them. It is true, they can be cruel, but they do not see the same things society has long-ingrained into the rest of us. Excellently played here. It's a shot at the status quo, the image so often played up. Christian and Muslim, especially with how the world and the news seems to view the two across from one another, make for an excellent way to prod at the religious structure, and truly all the things we build between one another, segregate ourselves with, divide...

Potent piece. Well-executed!

Kodjo Deynoo. said...

"playing in the grass, even in class"
am liking the flow

Joanne said...

The connection, so basic, so human, so beyond social boundaries. It brought tears with it. Thank you.

betweenhearts75 said...

Beautiful, thissss, "sisterhood" of best friends, and so well depicted the strength in emotions that unify persons in heart/ despite beliefs being a slight bit different but shared with each other with the same bond, loving, something this world so much more needs to do! Excellent!

Kavita said...

This was just supremely beautiful, Desert Rose!!! No claw of religion or hatred can ever touch the pure minded!
I wish the world imbibes the lovely thought in this poem, and puts an end to the misery rising out of sheer nonsense!

A very happy and peaceful new year to you, my dear..
xoxox

marousia said...

Beautiful timely poem

joanny said...

The world needs that child like innocence again... a return to paradise... my prayer....my hearts desire...

warm wishes,
'joanny

poeticphraze said...

The power of love is amazing, transcending race, gender, religion...it is the unifying existence of man. Your words have touched me more than you know.

gautami tripathy said...

I as a teacher see many such bonds in my classroom(s). And that gladdens my heart. And reminds me of my bonding, which still last, since my school days.

Religion does not mater, only love matters...

Wonderful writing.

Here is my one shot:
musical whirlwind

Far-Rock said...

So beautiful written.... Can see ur pure heart in ur words...very touching...you're so loved n blessed by all Beero..dats d reason ur words,thoughts create magic on every heart:) Allah bless:)

Anonymous said...

all that was already cannot be changed
on my account I wrote my decision

Pete Marshall said...

bloody brilliant!...i so believe in this...this is a subject close to my heart whether its colour creed or religion...these are not reasons to hate...thanks you for this...pete

Claudia said...

this is really really good and touched my heart. friendship who doesn't care about differences - you are quite the ambassador with this poem abeer - love it

GYPSYWOMAN said...

such a beautiful message, dear lady, and so beautifully delivered to us - a story to be shared for sure! i loved it! and what a world we would have if only we each could see the sameness of us all and not the differences - because, as you know, we truly are - all the same!
namaste' - jenean

Steve Isaak said...

Political - and soooo necessary right now - without speechifying. Life and provocation in verse and tale, excellent.

R.S. Mallari (SpK) said...

John Lennon would have been proud of you. There are only two things that this world needs.. Love and Respect.

But the world is being corrupted by lust and greed. This is one way of spreading the love and the only way to defeat hatred. Continue writing and someday even roses will bloom on a desert.

Talei said...

Beautiful poetry, such a moving piece. Thank you for sharing with us. ;)

dustus said...

Missed this one... outstanding.

faery of the wilds said...

Its true...
Whatever they do to destroy the peace, would just not help... we know our friends and we all still share that one bond!!!
nice and strong words... meaningfully put :D

sajeevkmenon said...

A great and inspiring message for everyone today! We have lost the capability to see the love in everyone. Instead of treasuring such values today people are only creating walls of hatred everywhere!

Desert Rose said...

Thank you ALL so much for your generous comments on my poetry. Makes me so happy and humbled,you gave me of your time and heart to feel my words.God bless you my dear friends.

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