Tag Archives: beauty

Poetry is life ☘

From the Dead Poets Society. Photo Collage from  wallflowerbloom (found on The FB page Book Mania)

Amsterdam 2016

Even if you go for one short day, you’ll need two years to get out of Amsterdam. You keep thinking about it like it was only yesterday, and you just need (not want) to get back to it, and maybe stay there forever. Far away from your own horrid reality.

In Comparison… to others

We tends to compare our lives to other people around us, or people we just see on the streets. And though sometimes it is a good way to be inspired, and aim for higher goals, better lifestyle, or any other thing, sometimes we should take a step back, ignore what’s going around us, and appreciate […]

When I was a pretty girl

I was aware of my own deep desires. I knew what kind happiness I wanted. When I was a pretty girl, I was young and nice. Sweet. I never wanted to hurt myself. I was pretty back then. I was clean and my heart was clear. No history, no dark, filthy, and hideous secrets to […]

It still stands, so are we

Last Monday was the second day of Easter, and we have a nice tradition. Every year, on the second day of Easter we hold an Easter ceremony in our demolished and displaced village of Ma’alul, Palestine. The village was depopulated and demolished in the 1948 by the Israeli Army and we, my family and the other displaced […]

March – the beginning of Spring.

I live in the middle east and the real spring begins in March. Indeed there will be some cold days in this month, but the warmth begins. And it’s beautiful. The day is getting longer and I’m no longer afraid of the dark. It’s lovely. The rain can be light, and the sun can be […]

Promoting Cosmetics

I don’t usually talk about cosmetics. And those who know me know how little I know of cosmetics, make up, fashion, labels and even beauty. When it comes to shopping you can usually find me in a bookstore. I hope that can change though, I truly admire beauty and fashion. Make up is after all painting […]

I’m not an Arab (pt.2)

I’m not an Arab. Because if I were an Arab I would have to Muslim, I would have to wear the Hijab and pray five times a day. I’m not an Arab. If I were an Arab I would have to speak Arabic all the time and even write this post in Arabic, like all […]

April Fool

April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. – T.S. Eliot If April is the cruelest of months, then why are we looking forward to it? If April is indeed cruel why then there are too many flowers surrounding us? If […]

Loneliness of July

(I wrote this two years ago.) By exploring her beliefs and strength she came to realize that she was alone. While being alone no one cared to show her the path to the idealized harmony with society. However, she found a progressive harmony with nature. Nature seems to disobey her demands, while her desires were […]

Fake a smile

A short and simple poem I wrote about a month ago. Fake a smile, pretty girl. Must I take your picture. Forget outside and smile here in the studio. Fake a smile, The flash is your friend, your pout is your enemy. Smile, pretty girl. Fake it. Be your other self, carry on, and fake […]

Canal in Amsterdam

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