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‘That girl over there… you see her?’

‘Yeah, what about her?’

‘They broke the mold after making her.’

‘Yeah, I see what you mean. But you know what I think, I think a mold is broken every time a woman is made?’

‘Yeah, true.’

‘How about us, you think we each had our own mold?’

‘Nah,  I think they kept using the same old one over and over again’

Who says writing is easy.  It’s painful.

It’s painful conjuring up emotions, beliefs, inspirations.  It’s painful finding the right words, rhythm, style.  It’s painful cutting out words.  It’s painful letting go of a piece.  It’s painful waiting to find out whether people like it or not.  Oh, it’s all so, so painful.

But you know what’s much, much more painful?

Not writing.

just a little dream to dream.

like the little boy does, with his little toy boat, in the little bathroom sink, making little water splashes, among little rubber fishes, under the soft ceiling light.

just a little dream to dream.

we can sail weekend boats, and cruise blue waters, trail white sea foam, pass silver fishes swimming, and soak the golden sun above.

with just a little dream to dream.

Dance.  Naturally.  Unapologetically.  Rightfully.  You’re born to dance.

To the beat of your heart.  To the pulse in your veins.   Whichever you wish.

In the darkness of the night.  Or the brightness of the day.  Whenever you wish.

Just keep dancing.

Your very own dance.

I thank my lovely fellow blogger and poet, Rola Saady of ورقة وقلم http://rolasaady.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for the Silver Quill Blogger Award.

The rules for this award, if you choose to accept, are to paste the logo of this award on the top of your post. Thank the person who nominated you.  Answer the questions below. Nominate five or more people, list them and let them know that they have been nominated.

The five people whom I would like to nominate for this award are:

1- Cristian Mihai http://cristianmihai.net/ for making me aware

2- Coco J. Ginger http://courtingmadness.wordpress.com/ for making me feel

3- J. D. Gallagher  http://jdgallagher.wordpress.com/ for making me laugh (out loud)

4- Kenneth Rellum http://gladiuspoeticus.wordpress.com/ for making me respect

5- Sue Healy http://suehealy.org/ for making me learn

The Questions:

1- Do you prefer rhyming or non-rhyming poetry?

No preference.  As long as the words are beautifully strung together.

2- What’s your favorite Shakespeare Play?

Romeo and Juliet, and all its reincarnations.

3- Who is your favourite author?

George Orwell.  Animal Farm was my favorite novel, until I read 1984.

4- Name three people who you greatly admire.

Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA, for revolutionizing the world of furniture and design, while still flying economy.

Queen Elizabeth, Queen of England, for standing up for Brand UK.

Nigella Lawson, food writer and cooking show host, for making the world watch in awe as she butters bread. (Her eloquence is to blame.)

5- What’s your favourite album ever?

Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill, (every single song on that album is a favorite)

6- Which primary color do you most dislike?

Yellow, it’s just too yellow for me.

7- Name a song or a poem that makes you feel emotional.

Stevie Smith’s poem ‘Not Waving but Drowning’, leaves a heaviness in my heart, even when thinking of it.

the loose ring on your finger – let it fall.  weight of rock and metal off, your hands lift above.

the empty pillow by your side – let it bare.  crisp white linen case washed clean , your canvas is anew

the single spoon in your cup – let it click.  solo chime against the china,  your music is pronounced

the one lane road below your feet – let it lead.  diverged path from the two-lane, your self is reclaimed.

be at peace dear friend