When You Smile & Other Poetry by Walid Abdallah

Carpe Diem Series

Prepare to be moved by the tender words of Walid Abdallah! In a world that is filled with heaviness, his poetry brings a much needed light and romance.

My Favorite Line, “Because of her, I forget every pain
Her love flows smoothly in every vein”


When you smile 

When you smile to me
I drown into your see

A smile wipes away the world ugliness
It settles down my heart’s mess

It gives my life a meaning
It stops my heart’s bleeding

It makes me alive again
It gives the desert rain

It makes me forget anything bad
It makes me happy after being sad

It lightens the darkness of my night
It gives the sun much more light

It stops wars and hurricanes
It eliminates all people’s pains

It creates a unique state
It brings the best fate

It makes the sky in joy fly
It makes the rock in joy cry

Your smile is the secret of my happiness
Keep smiling, it is truly priceless


Palm tree

I am a palm tree in the vast space
The desert is my home, my place

The Arabs are my folks everywhere
They water me with love and care

I am the symbol of their glory and wealth
I am the source of their dignity and health

In the middle of the desert standing upright
Witnessing every moment of joy and fight

My roots go down to the deepest earth
I protect Arabs from famine and dearth

I feed everyone passing by and every astray
Every animal feeds on my leaves and hay

I am the first food Arabs ever know
I stand still whenever storms blow

I have saved people of desert through the ages
Read history books and tour religious pages

I have been the shelter of the different prophets
I have been the wealth of Arabs and their profits

I am the beauty of desert, I am the palm tree
I am the absolute beauty man’s eyes can see


Soulmate 

All my life,  looking for my soulmate
Sent straight from my good fate

Carrying eternal happiness in her eyes
Having a tender heart that never lies

Her smile lightens the whole earth
Her eyes are the world’s wealth

On seeing her, I forget my name
My breathing stops and can’t blame

Because of her, I forget every pain
Her love flows smoothly in every vein

With every beat, my heart calls her
Saying her name, longing for her care

When she shows up, birds swing
My heartbeats dance and sing

Opening my eyes, seeing no one
Her beauty exceeds the warm sun

In a very cold lonely night
Her eyes hold me so tight

She is the love I always wait for
She is the love I never tasted before


Artist:

Walid Abdallah is an Egyptian poet and author. He is a visiting professor of English language and literature in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Germany and the USA, his poetry includes “Go Ye Moon”, “If you were here”, ” Dream” and “My heart still beats”. His books include Shout of Silence, Escape to the Realm of Imagination, My Heart Oasis and Man Domination and Woman Emancipation, and his co-translations with Andy Fogle of Farouk Goweda’s poetry have previously appeared in Image, RHINO, Reunion: Dallas Review, and Los Angeles Review. These translations won prestigious prizes in the USA like “Cause”, “Egypt’s Grief”, and “Strangers’ Cross”. 

An Elegy to a Knight & Other Poetry by Walid Abdallah

Online Open Mic – 2021

Get swept away in the romantic flow of words by Walid Abdallah! The line that struck me the most, “Your touch would make me alive again And pacify the heart knew nothing but pain.”


An Elegy to a knight
My deep condolences to a noble knight
Whose soul ascended heaven at night

Rivers of tears are not enough to shed
For a gentle heart and a face of a kid

You were always a kind-hearted man
Everyone knows you becomes your fan

You always left good memories with everyone
You left life without a setting sun

Your thoughts exist everywhere
Nobody will forget your care

You planted love in every heart you met
That’s why your sun will never set

Nobody is going to forget your smiling face
Your memory decorates every place

Everyone prays for you day and night
You took with your every joy and light

Although you are no longer in front of our eyes
You are now the celebration of all the skies

Everyone laments the gentle heart
Who suddenly decided to depart

Angels really belong to the sky
Whose memories will never dry

Rest in peace our gentle knight
You are always there before our sight


If time went back 

If time went back, I would have a life
I wouldn’t suffer from a lifelong strife

I would hold your hand in the rain
And hide my tears flood and pain

I would look into your eyes and say
Your presence nearby makes my day

I would hold you forever
And to leave you,  never

I would hear your heart beats song
And dwell your heart where I belong

I would see or hear no one but you
Only for you, my heart would blow

I would taste the honey of your lips
And touch the highest mountains tips

I would drown into your hug sea
And plant an evergreen leafy tree

Birds would have their nests there
And keep singing the love they bear

Butterflies would decorate its leaves
Where love is born and never leaves

Our love would give life to everything
Only happiness, fate would bring

There would never be a heartbreak
You would always stay for my sake

Flowers would dance and swing
Bees would rejoice and sing

Your touch would make me alive again
And pacify the heart knew nothing but pain

Waves of the ocean would be calm and quiet
Due to the love born from the first sight

We would never separate
We would make our fate


I will be always there

I will be always there for you
With much love that will always flow

When life is hard and really tough
I will give you support that is enough

Whenever you want to cry
I will be there your sigh

Whenever you want to fly
I will be always there your sky

Wherever you go on this earth
I will be always there your breath

When you feel lonely and under pressure
I will be always your happiness treasure

Whenever you walk in the night
I will be always there your light

Whenever you are afraid of the vast space
My heart will be always there your place

When you are down and need support
I will be always there your life port

When you are happy and excited
For your happiness I will be delighted

Whenever you want to talk and speak
I will be always your back that won’t break

Whenever you close your eyes
I will be always there your warm sighs

Wherever and whenever you go
I will be always there for you


For you

For you, I am really ready to fall
For you, I give my life and soul

For you, I will give my past away
For you, I always care and pray

For you, my heart always beats and calls
For you, the earth orbits and the rain falls

For you, birds flutter, sing and fly
For you, rivers flood and never dry

For you, the sun rises every day
For you, roses blossom without delay

For you, plants keep orbiting the sun
For you, days and nights are full of fun

For you, plants and trees dance in spring
For you, only true love my heart will bring

For you, the moon illuminates the night
For you, the sun becomes very bright

For you, stars decorate the sky
For you, I have wings to fly

For you, the beach hugs the sea
For you, only true love you will see


Artist:

Walid Abdallah is an Egyptian poet and author. He is a visiting professor of English language and literature in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Germany and the USA, his poetry includes “Go Ye Moon”, “ If you were here”, ” Dream” and “My heart still beats”. His books include Shout of Silence, Escape to the Realm of Imagination, My Heart Oasis and Man Domination and Woman Emancipation, and his co-translations with Andy Fogle of Farouk Goweda’s poetry have previously appeared in Image, RHINO, Reunion: Dallas Review, and Los Angeles Review. These translations won prestigious prizes in the USA like “Cause”, “Egypt’s Grief”, and “Strangers’ Cross”. 

A Lover is Needed & Other Poetry by Walid Abdallah

It’s the Little Things

Take a load off and come read the sweet poetry of Walid Abdallah! Get swept up in the romance and let it fill your heart with elation!


A lover is needed 


A lover is needed for an everlasting love relation
A true lover that meets my expectation


A lover with true emotional qualification
A lover to accompany my heart in its destination


A lover never knows how to betray
A word of separation they never say


A lover that always be there in time of need
A lover that always waters the love seed


A lover that always stays near and shows care
A true lover that always shows love anytime and everywhere


A true lover should be a permanent and eternal friend
Whether near or far only true feelings they send


A lover that should know how I feel before speaking
A lover that never believes in heart breaking


A lover that must dive deep into the bottom of my heart
A lover that never says bye or knows how to depart


In hard times they never change or leave
But in me they always believe


They should always show me love and respect
And give me true heart feelings more than I expect


They should always be around all the time
And never leave me even for some time


They should stand unbearable man
And show love and endurance as possible as they can


Whoever finds in themselves these qualifications
They have just won my eternal love and great expectations


Ask Me

Ask me whatever you want, my dear

My heart will answer truly I swear



Ask me why God created the earth

Only to receive your happy birth



Ask me why God created the sun

Only to help you spread warmth, light and fun



Ask me why God created the moon in the sky its place

Only to lighten the universe sharing your face



Ask me why God created the stars so bright

Only to be like your teeth when it is night



Ask me why God created me

Only to fall in your love as forever will be



Ask me why I love you

Only for the life into my veins you flow


Finding you 

Finding you is getting my life again

Forgetting my sufferings and pain



You put me on the right way

After being lost, being astray



Now I love life for your sake

Forgetting all what is false or fake



You are the one I ever searched for

Because of you, I tasted the love I never knew before


Forever Young

My heart is forever young
A divine hymn to be sung

I love everyone and always forgive
As twice as I take, I always give

I try to be nice as possible as I can
Of peace and love I am a great fan

Life is short to waste in hate
Let tolerance be our only fate

Love people and nature around
Only the base of justice we must found

Leave good mark on each heart you meet
Let your nice memory your main good feat

Whenever you go spread love and affection
Be much nicer than people’s prediction

Treat everyone equally be always fair
Show everyone your respect and care

Being respectful is something you never regret
You will be rewarded more than you expect

We are on earth to make it a paradise
Listen to me and follow my advice

Dream big and complain less
Sadness never lasts and neither does happiness

Think positively and always be optimistic
You can’t change your fate by being pessimistic

Let live, love and learn your goal
Carve them deep in your soul

The heart that doesn’t know envy lives longer
It has better destiny and grows stronger

My heart is forever young
A divine hymn to be sung


.Forget….? Not Yet

I was a little kid one day
I knew nothing but how to play

Once we had a big house and a tree
Every day I used to see

I was playing with other boys
Around the tree with different toys

I always had a dream in my head
To grow up, be bigger than a kid

I always had a wish
Never to know grief or anguish

Did I forget…..?
Never….not yet.

One day I had black hair
Satisfied with my parent’s care

I knew nowhere but my parents’ embrace
I knew that is our house and our place

I still remember my white kite
Flying over our house before my sight

Going to school with friends of my age
Once I was young … a little page

Once we had a full life of our own
Once we had our sun and moon

Did I forget…..?
Never ……not yet.

Suddenly I grew up a thousand years
With cries, grief and tears
It was the first time to hear about Zionist occupiers
Of our own life, they are deifiers

Everything turned upside down one day
My black hair turned into grey

They destroyed our house and tree
Heard lots of desperate cries…Alas, it was me!

And showed up one Zionist
And said to me “Get out, terrorist”

Did I forget…….?
Never….,not yet.

My own parents, they brutally slew
Our house and tree, they fiercely up blew

I had no ability even to weep
As terror into my heart began to creep
Our own life, they have stolen
Our house and tree have fallen

Zionists shouted, “We came to take your land”
Your sky, desert and sand

They said, “Of our own land-get out
With guns’ and tanks’ shouts

Did I forget?
Never, not yet

I began to walk away and run
Under flaming sky and weeping sun

They forced me to desert my land, what a vile!
In my own country, everlasting exile!

All houses, schools and mosques, they demolished
All our friends and relations, they perished
Under my feet I lost my way
In my country, I became astray

My parent slept in eternal peace
They took every comfort and left me no piece

Did I forget?
Never, not yet

I was looking for a place to settle
With no food and water was so little

A while passed and saw some kids like me
They ran away, they did nothing but to flee

We lived together
We were brother to brother

Recalling what happened before our eyes
And our cries reached the skies
Everyone, his story, told
With weather was so cold

Did I forget?
Never, not yet

We promised each other
To defend our country together

We would get back our land
Arm with arm and hand to hand

We are stronger with the power of faith
We have no fear to face

Together we would sweep them out
With our faith, without doubt

The day will come so soon
And get back our sun and moon
Did we forget?
Never, not yet

Pain and torture, they invent
With horror and deliberate intent

Every time they kill one of ours
The more we gain powers

One day they would taste pain
They created a mad world, so insane

They make our streets full of bones
We are much stronger with stones

Keep demolishing houses more and more
We have more stones and they are our weapon and cure

Did we forget?
Never, not yet

As long as there is a drop of sweat
We are not afraid to be killed or hit

As long as there is a drop of blood in our vein
Our struggle would never be in vain

To achieve our own dream
Their hopes must steam

To see a green branch of leaves
Only when the last Zionist leaves

Our relations whose lives they sacrifice
In a procession direct to paradise

With prophets and martyrs, they live together
An eternal life that would never wither

Did we forget?
Never, not yet

The land is ours and forever will remain
Despite all people, they kill and detain

On the land where Jesus Christ once put his feet
The same land will witness Israel’s defeat

Zionists in our land they plant envy
God is watching and destiny

We have God’s right
With which dawn overcomes long night

Did we forget?
Never, not yet

Al Aqsa weeps and calls
Its lobbies and halls
So many martyrs on its land, no matter
For the pigeon again to come and flutter

Despite all Zionists’ crimes, the world turned the deaf ear
Our dream is getting closer, it is very near

For our country we come like water flow
Yearning for our clear sky and its blue

We never surrender or agree
To be slaves after being free

Did we forget?
Never, not yet

Our waiting will never be so long
Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa to us they belong

We will get our right back
And put an end to the night so black
We will get our life again
And get our land every mount and plain

Al-Aqsa will open again to pray
And will never be an easy prey

Our kids will never be slaves
With freedom every newborn behaves

Did we forget?
Never, never, never, not yet.


Her Love 

For the eyes with which I can see

For the heart without which I can never be



For the love of my life as a whole

For my eyes, heart and soul



Although now I can’t see her

She has all my love and care



She is the only cure for my pain

She is the love, I can’t explain



Her love no words can ever express

And will ever remain until after my death



Only for her- these lines – I dedicate

For the love determined only by fate


There is a great myth, I once read
About early mankind, it was said

That was called tale of creation
Was narrated after Eve temptation

When man and woman were in the same body
When one dress was enough for both to embody

At that time man was predestined with only one wife
Throughout his whole life

He didn’t have for a lover to look
All was in his lot, in his book

They loved each other by nature
And nothing could change this feature

Man and woman were forever together
Nohing could make their love wither
Not only one body, but also one soul
Doom and lot drag them and enthrall

They have their own life and happiness
And never knew solitude or loneliness

The soul was in love with the soul
Even before being created at all

They own everything, even the universe
Always together from birth to death

They had the land, not the sky
They could walk and swim, but not to fly

They heard about Gods’ in the skies
Whoever stares up would lose their eyes

The sky means suffer and fear
Where Gods are cruel and unfair
In order to laugh and have fun
They sometimes removed the sun

Gods’ hands were of good and evil
Sometimes hands of merciful and others of devil

There was a God of war
And other of love and adore

There was a God of hate
And a God for improving fate

Suddenly there was a fierce war among Gods
And turning people into bugs or even buds

They began to throw balls of fire
They had their dream and a desire

Separating man away from his wife
Without caring about their life
People began to Gods pray
Despite being victims and prey

For stopping the irony of these conflicts
In turning people into insects

Nobody could hear or care
To stop that nightmare

Till Zeus participated in the game
And became “king of Gods” his name

Zeus easily stopped the war
But couldn’t fix the violations happened before

Man and woman from now on are separating
Can’t any more weld and became impossible their meeting

From now on man lost his own lover
And has to search for her forever
Rarely some succeed in finding her
Some fail although she is very near

People are cursed to hesitate
Can’t make up their mind by fate

Man must walk everywhere and wander
To meet either success or surrender

Even if his lover is very near
He can’t make sure and say “that’s her” is this fair.


I Need You

I need your eyes to see my way
I need your smile to make my day

I need your love to live my life
I need your heart to forget strife

I need your soul to have a being
I need your mind to appreciate my feeling

I need you by my side
I need you in my heart to reside

I need you my angel and Princess
I need you to give me eternal happiness

I need you my dear forever
Promise not to leave me, never


If you will, you can

If you will, you can reach your goals
Man with ambitions never falls

Go for your dream, be ready to fight
Beat your weakness, overcome your night

Always live happily and dream big
Make dreams a crown to be your wig

Let your actions make your noise
Always make success your voice

No room for the weak on this land
Plant your dreams even in rock or sand

Create wings and learn to fly
Conquer your fears and never cry

Wander about the earth to find yourself
Never give up, never put your dreams on a shelf

Never waste your time in regret
Your dreams are closer than you expect

When you fall down, stand up at once
Everyone must taste failure at least once

Success after tiredness is very sweet
Set plans to create your feat

Surround yourself with the optimistic
Get rid of the nasty and the pessimistic

In order to reach the success shore
You need to cross the deep moor

If you will, you can
Snatch your dream, be a man


Poet:

Walid Abdallah is an Egyptian poet and author. He is a visiting professor of English language and literature in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Germany and the USA, his poetry includes “Go Ye Moon”, ” Dream” and “My heart still beats” And has several translated poems which won prestigious prizes in the USA like “Cause”, “Egypt’s Grief”, and “Strangers’ Cross”, his books include Shout of Silence, Escape to the Realm of Imagination, and Man Domination and Woman Emancipation.

A Conversation with Corona Virus 2020 & Other Poems by Walid Abdallah

July Online Open Mic

Walid Abdallah, an Egyptian poet and author, takes us through all the topics with his eloquent poetry. From the Corona Virus,racism, love, and everything in between, follow along to feel with him to feel the humanity in all of it.


A Conversation with Corona Virus 2020

Why have you come from nothingness?
I have come to cause death and sadness?

Why would you like to destroy and kill?
People trade in one another and sell

Why do you appear now?
To make savage people bow

Are you happy with causing pain?
You created me, I can’t explain

Do you know people hate your nature?
People invented every pain and torture

When will you leave us alone?
When I finish my job soon

Do you come to change destiny?
I come to eliminate every tyranny

Why do you kill the innocent?
Every war has victims’ percent

What do you really need?
I want to implant peace seed

What do you think you can really do?
I already stopped all the wars flow

What else can you do to impose quietness?
I made all people equal, I imposed fairness

Aren’t you afraid of America, China or England?
I already beat all their troops on every land

What about Germany, Russia and Italy?
They are nothing, I am the absolute reality

What is your final message?
Make peace your only passage

What is your final need?
To end your ego and greed

When will you show some mercy?
When good prevails, and evil must flee


Dream

I always have a dream
Flowing into my veins like a stream

Throughout my life I wander about
Having deep faith to reach it, no doubt

I always keep it in my heart and mind
I am sure one day I will get it and find

I dream of a new world with no pain
A peaceful world, not insane

I dream of a world full of peace and love
Where birds never stop singing and fluttering above

I dream of a world where lovers never separate
Forever together united by fate

I dream of a world full of trees and flowers
Where love, peace and brotherhood its only powers

I dream all people in one language they all speak
Where love ties and peaceful relations never break

I dream the world becomes fair and just
Where wars and conflicts become a very far past

I dream all people have the same feelings
All people become true human beings

I hope my dream comes true one day
And “peace” becomes the only word people can say


Black

I have always been called black
Before my eyes and behind my back

I always try to hide my sufferings and tears
I have to stand more than anyone bears

I didn’t create my myself nor my color
That becomes my weakness and their power

I may be black from the outside
But I have the whitest hear inside

My color has become the curse of my own race
On earth, we no longer have a place

I am cursed in every place I go
I always feel so little and low

I was born only to suffer
My feeling doesn’t matter

For any crime, I am the first to blame
The Nigro did it and call my name

My soul is imprisoned within the dark skin
My own color has become my own sin

I hope people will see the beauty in my heart
And stop excluding me and asking me to depart

My heart breaks a thousand times every day
No body cares about me, no attention they pay

I am a caged bird left lonely in a rainy night
With broken wings, with no power to fight

Outcast and cursed that’s how I always feel
In front of their vanity we should kneel

I hope they will understand we complete each other
We were created to reconstruct the earth together

We have the same soul but different colors
This should be our strength and our powers

I dream of a world in which we are all the same
And only a human being becomes our name

We should teach our children the power of tolerance
And root out envy, hatred and intolerance


Hard to forget

Away from you, the world is just a vast jail
I wander about, I just fail
You taught me how to love and give
You taught me how to be kind and forgive
You have my heart, yet you deserve more
My life with you I always hope for
Although these years I can’t get
It is still hard to forget
I always need your love and care
As all the happy moments we always share
All these happy memories, remind me
Without which I will never be
Away from you, away from happiness
Among different people but live in loneliness
Your love will never be past
Your love will ever last
When the world becomes so cruel
Whenever I find your embrace so warm and cool
When my love, all people ask for
Your love is still much more
When I am ungrateful and unfair
You are the one to show love and care
If you deserve something, you deserve the skies
Away from you my heart weeps and cries
Between your arms tenderness and affection settle
Love flows from your heart when it is so little
Whenever I do wrong and you have to hate
I find you , all my faults, you appreciate
You always look at me in a loving way
No words can describe my love or say
You are the first intimate friend of mine
You are the first kindness and loving sign
For me you always supply and pray
In a time when tenderness begins to decay
Away from you, it is hard to survive
Away from you, I always suffer and strive
No words on earth can explain
How much love from you I gain
You always care for me first
And irrigate my heart in time of thirst
Beside you happiness I first met
And happy moments I always get
That’s why it is hard to forget


Finding you

Finding you is getting my life again

Forgetting my sufferings and pain

You put me on the right way

After being lost, being astray

Now I love life for your sake

Forgetting all what is false or fake

You are the one I ever searched for

Because of you, I tasted the love I never knew before


Her Love

For the eyes with which I can see

For the heart without which I can never be

For the love of my life as a whole

For my eyes, heart and soul

Although now I can’t see her

She has all my love and care

She is the only cure for my pain

She is the love, I can’t explain

Her love no words can ever express

And will ever remain until after my death

Only for her- these lines – I dedicate

For the love determined only by fate


My heart still beats
Everyone needs someone to care for
Everybody needs someone to love and adore
Everyone needs someone in joy and torture
To share his beloved in present and future
To live alone, life is so bitter
To live in love, life is much better
Come closer, much closer to me
To make one loving entity
Stay with me in my life
To bear pains, struggle and strife
Come closer touch my love and feel
Cure my heart wounds and heal
Make me feel alive again
You dwell my heart and brain
I see rosy dreams in your eyes
You have become my land and skies
Life will come back again to earth
And give it a new being, a new birth
Come closer, don’t go away
Deep inside my hear reside and stay
You are the joy of my life and cure
The relief of my pains I never tasted before
The sun of my love to you will never set
You have enthralled my heart since we met
We can touch the sky together
Our love created flowers that don’t wither
Our love makes trees swing in the wind
Carrying the longing my heart and soul send
My love runs with each drop of the falling rain
My love runs with each drop of blood in my vein
Because of you my heart can beat again
You gave my life a meaning that no words can explain


On our first date!

On our first date
I race the time, can’t wait

I have a new feeling, a bit strange
offering you eternal love that will never change

You are the love I have always been looking for
You are the true love I have never felt before

In front of your eyes, I am speechless
Listen to my heartbeats as words can’t express

When reality has become better than fiction
And you are far more beautiful than every prediction

A princess straight from heaven you really are
I am holding a dream I have always thought very far

I am enthralled by your eyes and their magic
A time when I lose all my reason and logic

I drown into the deep sea of your eyes
Believe your heart, it never lies

You have become all the people I’d like to know
You are the secret of my happiness, you are the clue

Let’s start our love journey at forever
A journey of love that ends at never

You grow a rosy flower in my heart that never withers
You gave my hearts wings and feathers

I no longer live on earth
You gave me a love knows no death

I give you a promise that will never break
I am yours forever, I will always be there for your sake

My eyes no longer see but you
Only you paint my life and draw

Every new year and I am yours and you are mine
Every new year and we are lovers’ model and sign

Every new year and I love you again and again
Every new year and we are in love and will always remain

Every new year and you are all my flowers and trees
Every new year and you are all the air I breathe

Every new year and we are together
Every new year and we belong to each other


Once

Once I had a heart, I had a lover

Promised each other to be in love forever

Once she was my sun and sky

I thought I will never weep or cry

Once she was all I own

Now I am desperately alone

Once she was my soulmate

Never imagined our separation by fate

Once she was the smile of my life

Now it is only suffering and strife

Once she was the candle in my night

Without her, I lost my sight

Once her love filled my veins

Now I only feel severe pains

Once she was my princess

Now I forget joy and happiness

Once I had a dream and aspiration

Now I only feel deep frustration

Once I was alive somewhere

Now I took all my sadness share


Tale of creation!

There is a great myth, I once read
About early mankind, it was said
That was called tale of creation
Was narrated after Eve temptation
When man and woman were in the same body
When one dress was enough for both to embody
At that time man was predestined with only one wife
Throughout his whole life
He didn’t have for a lover to look
All was in his lot, in his book
They loved each other by nature
And nothing could change this feature
Man and woman were forever together
Nohing could make their love wither
Not only one body, but also one soul
Doom and lot drag them and enthrall
They have their own life and happiness
And never knew solitude or loneliness
The soul was in love with the soul
Even before being created at all
They own everything, even the universe
Always together from birth to death
They had the land, not the sky
They could walk and swim, but not to fly
They heard about Gods’ in the skies
Whoever stares up would lose their eyes
The sky means suffer and fear
Where Gods are cruel and unfair
In order to laugh and have fun
They sometimes removed the sun
Gods’ hands were of good and evil
Sometimes hands of merciful and others of devil
There was a God of war
And other of love and adore
There was a God of hate
And a God for improving fate
Suddenly there was a fierce war among Gods
And turning people into bugs or even buds
They began to throw balls of fire
They had their dream and a desire
Separating man away from his wife
Without caring about their life
People began to Gods pray
Despite being victims and prey
For stopping the irony of these conflicts
In turning people into insects
Nobody could hear or care
To stop that nightmare
Till Zeus participated in the game
And became “king of Gods” his name
Zeus easily stopped the war
But couldn’t fix the violations happened before
Man and woman from now on are separating
Can’t any more weld and became impossible their meeting
From now on man lost his own lover
And has to search for her forever
Rarely some succeed in finding her
Some fail although she is very near
People are cursed to hesitate
Can’t make up their mind by fate
Man must walk everywhere and wander
To meet either success or surrender
Even if his lover is very near
He can’t make sure and say “that’s her” is this fair.


When you need me

When you need me, just look up to the sky

You will see me with the stars so high

Watching you from any harm and protect

I am much nearer than you expect

Even if days separate us one day

I will find you, I will find some way

Don’t think of tomorrow, It is still away

Any word of separation, never say

The day will come and unite us again

And catch our happiness and forget pain


Biography of the Poet:

Walid Abdallah is an Egyptian poet and author. He is a visiting professor of English language and literature in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Germany and the USA, his poetry includes “Go Ye Moon”, ” Dream” and “My heart still beats” And has several translated poems which won prestigious prizes in the USA like “Cause”, “Egypt’s Grief”, and “Strangers’ Cross”, his books include Shout of Silence, Escape to the Realm of Imagination, and Man Domination and Woman Emancipation.

A Candle in the Wind/Dream/A Conversation with Corona Virus 2020/ & More Poetry by Walid Abdallah

A Dash of Whimsy Series –

Walid Abdallah, an Egyptian poet and author, brings us some poetry to get lost in! Take some time this morning to take a look.


A candle in the wind

I am a candle in the wind
dancing happily, I pretend

I am always deep under pressure
Suffering from stress with no measure

In silence I always burn
How to survive I should learn

I always live to end others’ night
They think it’s my duty and their right

Nobody cares how I feel
Or cools my wounds that never heal

No dream in my life comes true
Because of winds that always blow

I burn for others’ happiness
I only get their carelessness

I don’t know for how long I should burn
For those who never care or concern

I gradually vanish for their sake
they squeeze my hear and break

I really can’t stand for long
To a place I never belong

I lost the love of my life as a whole
In a world with no substitute at all

She couldn’t stand in the wind with me
Left me in the storm and decided to flee

She took all the sense of life away
And left me in the wind lost and astray

I am half alive and half dead
I can’t bear what she just said

She left and took my heart with her
She never knew how much I care

We become strangers again
As she couldn’t bear the pain

I am a candle in the wind
Only sad sighs I can send


Dream

I always have a dream
Flowing into my veins like a stream


Throughout my life I wander about
Having deep faith to reach it, no doubt


I always keep it in my heart and mind
I am sure one day I will get it and find


I dream of a new world with no pain
A peaceful world, not insane


I dream of a world full of peace and love
Where birds never stop singing and fluttering above


I dream of a world where lovers never separate
Forever together united by fate


I dream of a world full of trees and flowers
Where love, peace and brotherhood its only powers


I dream all people in one language they all speak
Where love ties and peaceful relations never break


I dream the world becomes fair and just
Where wars and conflicts become a very far past


I dream all people have the same feelings
All people become true human beings


I hope my dream comes true one day
And  “peace” becomes the only word people can say


A Conversation with Corona Virus 2020

Why have you come from nothingness?
I have come to cause death and sadness?

Why would you like to destroy and kill?
People trade in one another and sell

Why do you appear now?
To make savage people bow

Are you happy with causing pain?
You created me, I can’t explain

Do you know people hate your nature?
People invented every pain and torture

When will you leave us alone?
When I finish my job soon

Do you come to change destiny?
I come to eliminate every tyranny

Why do you kill the innocent?
Every war has victims’ percent

What do you really need?
I want to implant peace seed

What do you think you can really do?
I already stopped all the wars flow

What else can you do to impose quietness?
I made all people equal, I imposed fairness

Aren’t you afraid of America, China or England?
I already beat all their troops on every land

What about Germany, Russia and Italy?
They are nothing, I am the absolute reality

What is your final message?
Make peace your only passage

What is your final need?
To end your ego and greed

When will you show some mercy?
When good prevails, and evil must flee


I Will Stop Loving You

I will stop loving you
When the sun doesn’t shine
And dreams are no longer mine
When hopes run out
And volcanoes no longer shout
When all the oceans become dry
And you count all the stars in the sky
When all the trees’ leaves wither
And the earth has only one weather
When deserts blossom and flower
And waters of rivers become sour
When the colors of nature fade
And all trees lose their shade
When we have eternal day or night
And all people lose their sight
When the trees stop dancing in the wind
And the mountains collapse and bend
When rocks and stones cry
And cats and rabbits fly
When winds no longer blow
And waters in rivers and seas no longer flow
When ice and snow in the poles melt
And all living things become mud or silt
When I no longer breathe
And life has no air or breeze
I will stop loving you
When I am chosen by death
And your love gives me a new birth


If you were here

If you were here, life would smile
The desert would taste the Nile

Birds would never stop singing
The sun would never stop burning

Trees would blossom in the fall
Leaves would grow but never fall

My heartbeats would call your name
Each beat would never be the same

I would look at you and never blink
Into your deep heart I would sink

I would feel the warmth of your breath
Butterflies would never know death

Stars would happily dance in the sky
Mountain dew would never dry

The sun would never set
Trees would never be wet

Snow would never melt
Sorrow would never be felt

Joy would always dominate
The moon would never be late

The desert would be green
Sand would never be seen

Flowers would no longer wither
Day and night would be seen together

Storms would stop blowing
Rivers would never stop flowing

If you were here, in my arms so near
Life would stop orbiting only to hear

The heart that beats only for your sake
Promise me you will never break


My heart oasis

You are the oasis in my desert life
A ray of light in my eternal strife

The sun that always gives me hope and light
The dawn that finally shone after a long night

You grow dewy roses in my heart garden
You always lighten my heart heavy burden

You always give me a cause to live for
I promise I will love you more and more

You are the shade and shadow in my heart garden
You always give life to my feelings after they harden

Your smile cools and relieves my pain
You are my garden water and rain

You are the tree that protects me from life heat
You are the happy fate I always long to meet

Your touch gives me the breath I take
I enjoy the life you always make

You are the dream of my life as a whole
You are the leaves in my life that never fall

The flowers in my heart blossom on being together
Lilies grow on my heart wall and never wither

Water them with your true love that lasts forever
Dive deep in my heart, there is true love to discover


On Our First Date

On our first date
I race the time, can’t wait

I have a new feeling, a bit strange
offering you eternal love that will never change

You are the love I have always been looking for
You are the true love I have never felt before

In front of your eyes, I am speechless
Listen to my heartbeats as words can’t express

When reality has become better than fiction
And you are far more beautiful than every prediction

A princess straight from heaven you really are
I am holding a dream I have always thought very far

I am enthralled by your eyes and their magic
A time when I lose all my reason and logic

I drown into the deep sea of your eyes
Believe your heart, it never lies

You have become all the people I’d like to know
You are the secret of my happiness, you are the clue

Let’s start our love journey at forever
A journey of love that ends at never

You grow a rosy flower in my heart that never withers
You gave my hearts wings and feathers

I no longer live on earth
You gave me a love knows no death

I give you a promise that will never break
I am yours forever, I will always be there for your sake

My eyes no longer see but you
Only you paint my life and draw

Every new year and I am yours and you are mine
Every new year and we are lovers’ model and sign

Every new year and I love you again and again
Every new year and we are in love and will always remain

Every new year and you are all my flowers and trees
Every new year and you are all the air I breathe

Every new year and we are together
Every new year and we belong to each other


Artist:

Walid Abdallah is an Egyptian poet and author. He is a visiting professor of English language and literature in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Germany and the USA, his poetry includes “Go Ye Moon”, ” Dream” and “My heart still beats” And has several translated poems which won prestigious prizes in the USA like “Cause”, “Egypt’s Grief”, and “Strangers’ Cross”, his books include Shout of Silence, Escape to the Realm of Imagination, and Man Domination and Woman Emancipation.