A Special Dedication for Sameera

Dear, dear friend

Marriage is a watermelon
Crack it open
And that’s what you get
Red flesh! Pink!
Orange! yellow!
Or white!

Some are sweet
And some are bitter
While others like mine
Have no taste
Nor color

I hope yours is as the red,
Vibrant crimson skies
And as sweet as
Honeydew melon

Sameera is getting married soon; wish her the best for she is the best.


13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Я
    Jul 18, 2007 @ 15:10:42

    Welcome to the club Sameera 🙂

    Marriage is a bittersweet experience in which lemons turn to candies over time…you’re gonna love it!

    Hi Ultimate 😉


  2. Я
    Jul 18, 2007 @ 15:11:25

    Btw..I left R’s Rants for farragoes.wordpress.com 🙂


  3. soud13
    Jul 18, 2007 @ 18:23:04

    Dedicated to Sameera from Eagles song:

    Last thing I remember, I was running for the door,
    I had to find the passage back to the place I was before,
    “Relax,” said the night man, “We are programmed to receive,
    “You can check out anytime you like… but you can never leave”



  4. بالديسار
    Jul 19, 2007 @ 01:44:28

    صارلي أربع مرات أترك كومنت وللأسف لم يتم نشر أي منها

    ترى بديت أزعل


  5. q80demon
    Jul 19, 2007 @ 06:18:16

    Aah, classic Cat Stevens, non of that Yusuf Islam sugar coated [bleep, bleep] 🙂

    So, have you tried Ghirardelli yet?

    Soud13: You know, it just came up on the iPod this afternoon

    Welcome to the hotel california
    Such a lovely place
    Such a lovely face
    Plenty of room at the hotel california
    Any time of year, you can find it here

    and the best part: we listened to it while driving thru sunny California


  6. AyyA
    Jul 19, 2007 @ 11:03:52

    Hi there inverted R
    So how’s marriage treating you so far?
    And I think you made a good choice by changing to wordpress, I will change the link on my blog soon. 🙂


    Afa! How did that happen? I have no idea!
    عاد كل شي و لا زعل بالدي

    It’s really a pity to see a great artist as Cat Stevens change to … well, whatever
    And no I haven’t tried Ghirardelli yet, but I will soon.
    And btw, if you haven’t read “The End of Faith” by Sam Harris, I recommend that you add it to your list, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.
    And indecently, I heard that song on the radio today while driving to San Jose 🙂


  7. Kuwaiti Femme
    Jul 19, 2007 @ 11:27:46

    At first i thought it was about a womans genitals.. I can’t look at water melons the same after reading that.. lol.. smart play on imagery and meaning.. bravo.


  8. white wings
    Jul 19, 2007 @ 17:31:28

    hi you
    many congrats to Sameera, may marriage treat her well; and her man be worthy of her
    couple of things i want to tell her, will you give her the message:
    first: don’t try to change him, if you think he’s worthy, accept his faults and find a way to laugh at them
    second: never give in if you are not convinced, it will be a vicious circle that will eat you up
    live, love and laugh..
    sorry, didn’t mean to be didactic, i loved this advice when i got it and thought to pass it on 🙂
    all the best
    we miss u darling


  9. harmonie22
    Jul 20, 2007 @ 03:45:05

    Sameera is smart; she got to taste what kind of watermelon she was getting first 🙂

    Congratulations for her upcoming marriage


  10. harmonie22
    Jul 20, 2007 @ 04:34:25

    And I love the poem :))


  11. AyyA
    Jul 20, 2007 @ 08:48:35

    LOL, you have a ripe imagination sis. And thanks for the compliment

    Sure, I will convey the message angle, and I missed you too sweetheart :*

    The problem is that at these moments when every girl needs her family the most, she is alone. She needs all the positive vibes from all of us dear. And I wish I were home with her at those moments.
    And thanks for the compliment sweetie.


  12. jewaira
    Jul 20, 2007 @ 15:02:36

    If you have a special touch, you can tap and feel the watermelon, listening for the resounding depth. I always have a good feeling when it comes to watermelons and my fingers mostly never fail me.

    But that is besides the point.

    When you are saying marriage is like a watermelon, you are suggesting that it is luck/chance whether whether or not that marriage is a success.

    I would like to say that marriage is rather like a salad, or a marag stew. It is the outcome of the blended ingredients that results in a good or bad recipe.

    How good a blend is a couple? How much effort are they willing to put into this partnership?

    It is about choices we make.


  13. AyyA
    Jul 20, 2007 @ 21:34:26

    True, and I loved the maraq stew simile 🙂


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