“I am here now… So, what’s my dinner today?”

Keeping an eye out for uninvited dinner guests ;-P

Silently she approaches

Cautious yet brave

A furtive glance my way

And a quick flick of her head

She blinks at me twice

As if to say

“I am here now…

So, what’s my dinner today?”

With a sniff of the air

She gives me a grin

“My favorite today”

She appreciatively nods

All courtesy dispensed with

She has her first bite

With manners so lady-like

She nibbles away

Happily she feasts on this gourmet delight

A meal fit for a Queen

For this jewel is called Emerald

And she lives up to her name

Several short stares come my way

Any movement I make is met with glare

For only on her terms is she willing

With savvy guile, this game to play 

Self-preservation rules supreme

For this Queen of the Jungle is very aware

That danger does lurk

Both near and afar

So her wits about her she must keep

Her life is at stake from every car

But here she is safe

With nary a care

For this is her Kingdom

It is her domain

My garden is her’s

And she’ll keep it that way

A few flicks of her whiskers

To wipe away the crumbs

Pearly white teeth glistening

On a furry pink tongue

A blink to say thank-you

And a swish of her tail

She’s off on her next adventure

She’s on her merry way

We’ll wait till tomorrow

To see her again

For those are the rules

And it’s her game we play.


My darling parents - May you rest in peace in the eternal Kingdom of Heaven. Allah yir7amkom ou yi3fi 3ankom.

It was 3 years ago this month that I lost you both

And yet it seems like yesterday

I could never imagine life without you

And yet here I still am today

I pray you are happy in a far away land

I hope that you are sitting hand in hand

Surrounded by those you love who have passed

Forever at peace , no worries at last

A burbling creek and a never ending blue sky

Green grass at you feet and birds that fly

For those are the things that you loved to see

And so these surroundings will give you glee

You taught me so much, I learnt a lot

Your lessons passed on, will never be forgot

I dream of you, I hear your laughter

I wish I could hold you and hug you forever after

How I wish I could kiss your face

And hold you in a tight embrace

One day I shall do that and all will be clear

This illusion of life,  that we cling to as dear

A journey destined to be shared

With those few that we know truly cared

We know not how it starts

Nor when and how it stops

But for those already departed

We have such love in our hearts

Joint memories that we will always  share

And a faith that they know how much we care