Let me say it now and forever
On behalf of those who say it quieter
Unity, you said, is a source of life
Zest for love is a remedy to strife
None can reach your everlasting kindness
Along with patience, caring and tenderness
Day by day you find your way
Jotting down the final say
Inside all our hearts and minds,
Millions of thanks grow of all kinds
Unifying everyone and those who dare
Supplying dynamism to those who care
Time moves along with months and days
And years often bring a new phase
Pioneer of an everlasting, lifelong tutoring
Here above is a name I keep gently
Alongside my verses, I hug it tightly
By Khalid BAGHOUSSI, 2012
Out of Darkness
From that room to that planet at night,
I was on a move and could see no face
In a dark long tunnel where I started the race,
Moving ahead towards the twinkling light.
I tried to run but fell in the way
That looked rough, slippery, and full of webs
With hanging prays saving their heads
From the sticky thread, fearing a stay.
I could hear the sound of loneliness,
Coming as a hiss into my ears,
Whispering sounds nobody hears,
But I couldn't bear the call of madness.
The dense misty air touched my skin lightly,
Giving me a sensation of mummification,
Going through my feet without hesitation
And growing stronger inside my body slowly.
I murmured continuously but it was in vain,
For the moans were voiceless and without life,
No one could help in that lonely strife
That couldn't end without a dumb pain.
At last I arrived and touched the light,
The fairy light I could never withstand
That led me straight to a wonderland
Where I remained till the end of that night.
From Inspiration by Khalid Baghoussi (English teacher)