A Special Dedication to Sa7at Elsafat

To those who can’t be with us today

While I was sitting in a crowd
Click clicking my camera
As if shooting a national theme
Of some gigantic opera

Not attending much to speech*
And much enjoying the screech
Of my beloved camera

An ex-MP** sitting next to me,
Distracted by the sound
Asked, what was this all about?
To comprehend my stamina

He looked as if loads of pain
Mounted his fragile frame
He looked astounded by the crowd
Protesting our shame

I said “Sir; I beg you to see
Our kids who live too far away
To witness the glory of today
When youth had made history
Of Shakespeare’s
“To be or not to be”

The ones yearning to be with us
Raising the flag
Damning with pride
The bandits who crucified
The heart within our hearts”

And then I ruefully added
”for them the sceneries are loaded”

A sheer glow suddenly smoothed
The grooves within his tired face
He suddenly looked as if his years
Were lifted with no trace

Hope sprung from his eyes
Mercy thrilled his smiling teeth
And with a gist of youthful pride
He backed away on his seat
Handing the view over to the lens
With such a classy treat

I saw him screening a flashback
To shoot his old aspiration
For those saddened by the sense
Of their absence within the lens
In spite of their dedication

To those who live behind the net
Waiting
Anticipating
Hoping
Dreaming
Screaming
His eyes delivered a message;

“Your souls had started a stampede
Dressed in orange pride
To liberate our Kuwait-
The heart within our hearts”

* In Diwan Elrashid
** ex-MP: Abdullah Elnebari

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17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. iDip
    May 12, 2006 @ 15:45:00

    (When youth had made history
    Of Shakespeare’s
    “To be or not to be”)
    ==========
    Sigh!
    Couldn’t have said it better

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  2. Alia
    May 12, 2006 @ 20:20:00

    speechless

    see u there ayya .. & i will be looking for your orange sleeping bag

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  3. burakan
    May 12, 2006 @ 20:37:00

    very very nice tried to purplish it on Alqbas today but there was no room

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  4. Jandeef
    May 12, 2006 @ 22:37:00

    Wow ..

    I’m overwhelmed. Speechless.

    I personally always felt i was there with you guys. Thanks to you Ayya and everbody else posting pictures and discussing what happens everyday.

    Thank you very much. Made my weekend =)

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  5. AyyA
    May 13, 2006 @ 00:03:00

    idip
    Thanks sweetie

    alia
    And make sure this time you say hello :*

    burakan
    WAW, I’m flattered, I wish you were with us :*

    jandeef
    You are with us sweetie; in every conference, every corner, every street, basically; everywhere, and I’m sure whatever we are doing here to put you in the scene is nothing compared to what we are witnessing.

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  6. الا نبيذي
    May 13, 2006 @ 09:04:00

    Dear Rabab

    The picture usually speaks , that’s true , but hey , poem like this one would be enough to move me to the factual scene , I’m telling you this in case your camera didn’t work , your words will satisfy me

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  7. Talisman
    May 13, 2006 @ 09:31:00

    Aaaaah your bangkok pics brought back some sweet STDs memories.

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  8. Hanan
    May 13, 2006 @ 13:15:00

    Very touching Ayya. See you at tomorrow’s stampede. And I agree with Illa Nabeethi, sometime a word is worth a thousand pictures 🙂

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  9. Jewaira
    May 13, 2006 @ 19:10:00

    Wonderful photos and coverage AyyA. Such a great effort. Thank you 🙂

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  10. Shopaholic Q8eya
    May 13, 2006 @ 21:34:00

    This is great. I remember not being able to make it and staring at my laptop screen for a word that would make me feek the breath people breathing in Kuwait. ;*

    Reply

  11. shady q80
    May 14, 2006 @ 00:08:00

    Your best work so far.

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  12. AyyA
    May 14, 2006 @ 00:12:00

    Illa Nabeethi
    Shahada a3taz feeha, especially when it comes from a poet like you :*

    Talisman
    What is your problem exactly? Do you suffer from STD?

    Hanan
    Akeed I’ll be there sweetie, la wil 7ab 3alai to keep us awake all night :*

    Lady J
    Thank sweetie, I’m trying my best.

    Shopa
    Hatha 7alich intai, and you only missed a few diwaniyas, how do you think others feel?
    Yes, we are lucky to be here especially at this time, see you tomorrow sweetheart :*

    Shadyyyyyyy
    Where have you been?

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  13. we love kuwait
    May 14, 2006 @ 12:09:00

    Please people do bring your children along! allow them to participate and feel important! they will enjoy the colorful crowd and feel all the energy! they ARE Tomorrow, they ARE Kuwait!

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  14. AyyA
    May 14, 2006 @ 12:54:00

    We love Kuwait
    Lovely gesture, and I hope you can post it on the blogger’s diwaniyat elithneen; Sa7at Elsafat for more people to see. Thank you.

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  15. Hazolat
    May 14, 2006 @ 14:30:00

    Ayya,
    Just dropped in to say Ya36eech il 3afya on all the efforts you’ve been doing. And although I miss your almost daily posts that I have grown to love, I know that you’re spreading your warmth to everyone surrounding you. God bless you 🙂

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  16. A3sab
    May 15, 2006 @ 00:07:00

    oh ayya! i loved your poem. cant wait for the pics

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  17. AyyA
    May 15, 2006 @ 22:34:00

    Hazolat
    Thanks sweetie for dropping by, my mind is only occupied today with my duty’s call. I did not even continue my Beirut diaries, la wi barat 3anah LOL.

    a3sab
    :*

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