This small book simplifies a lifetime in the shape of poems, rhymed prose and rhymed stories. It’s a 23 years journey. Its poems were written in the period between 1997 and 2020. It’s a reflection upon my generation’s life, aspirations, thoughts, opinions, dreams, setbacks and breakings. It’s also a summary for my human experience throughout […]
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To the Younger Generations, May you accomplish what we have failed to do. How I dream old friend, Of a world that can mend, Broken pure hearts, Reconnecting scattered parts. A world that knows no destruction, But only knows construction. Love seeds sowed all around, Hatred, no longer found. We’re no longer bound, To sorrows […]
Done Fighting By: Ehab Shawky East and West, evil resides all around To its strings most people are bound “Stop it before its spark ignites our lands, Stop it before its winds disable our hands” Our mirrors no longer identify our faces Our spirits are gone without any traces Treason disfigured most people In their […]
When stronger countries take democracy as a ride to invade weaker people’s lands, and steal their riches, then this is “Modern Slavery.” In memory of the Egyptian Poet “Sayed Hegab” Inspired by his great words Recomposed & written in English By: Ehab Shawky O deficient times… O ribald days What a life flipped, its nobles […]
Elegy for the lost Countries of the Middle East By: Ehab Shawky O Mountain climber Bring me with you a new tomorrow Free from stress, free from sorrow Different from yesterday Colored and shiny, no longer gloomy… no longer grey Fit to hold my dream Able to make the future gleam Sun runs in its […]
A call for hope, Written by: Ehab Shawky Inspired by Ameer Az-Zalam (Egypt 2002) Light resides within hearts; Let it hug hope rays before its sun sets You either remain steadfast, or you shall live alone trapped in life’s nets Despair is weakness and a cowardly fear; hope opens locked doors, and dreams cheer You […]