Thursday, October 20, 2005

Passport for traveling the World

I’ve seen the world

Or maybe I strive to see it


Perhaps I just glimpsed the world

And all the wonders in it


I never said I traveled the world

Though my passport is stamped of it


Traveling to places around the world

I’ve got the pictures to prove it


But really seeing the world

Involved … being a part of it


I’d like to be a person of the world
But a local of a country can’t be it

© Sherine Meshad, 20 Oct 2005

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Photograph of Time Gone By

I drew a picture of you in mind

One that doesn’t age, grow or change


I painted you with the colours of the past

Bright, bold colours of a distant youth


The picture gave me comfort varying times

For nothing is constant but fortunes unpredictability


Weathering hard times, is so much easier

With the option of retreat into the magnificent past


But times have changed, and so have I

My skin is much thicker than it use to be


In my heart I know, your picture is just a ghost of time gone by

And so I bid you farewell and go on with my life

© Sherine Meshad, 5 Oct 2005