Seeking Solitude ~ by Rula Zein-Iddin

Solitude, what makes you my favorite escape?
In a life so hectic that my mind is agape

Struggling to understand, bombarded by media
When all I aspire to is to travel with Expedia

Why all this hunger, this rape of the earth?
Why can’t we all just give injustice a wide berth?

Who did what to whom and why?
Can’t you just see that in the end we all die?

What is the point of clinging on in frustration
Wreaking pure havoc, suffering & devastation

Just unite in your aspirations for a better world
And with belief & wonder watch your dreams unfold.

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Ergo Ego



~ ( c) Rula Zein-Iddin (All rights reserved)

Whenever you are all blown up and feeling self-righteous

Wake up and realize that you just appear pretentious

If that voice in your head keeps on bragging

You must do your utmost  to stop all  that nagging

Building up your own scenarios and feeding your  illusions

Jumping to all sorts of far-fetched conclusions

Surely you realize that all that inflation,

Attempts by yourself at some new creation

Are solely a source of constant prevarication

And can only ever meet with defeat and frustration

For selfish motives can never be pure

So painful upset you will have to endure

For there by the grace of God go I

Yet continuing on an egotistic path will surely make you cry

All alone and lost in the depths of despair

It is guaranteed that no one will ever care

For when you put your interests above all

You must realize that pride comes before a fall

Don't  hold on to your opinions like treasured gold

Or you will always be left out in the cold

For others will never be persuaded

In fact you can only ever be left frustrated

When you let your ego rule ever supreme

You must recognize that this is but a virtual dream

So manage your thoughts and become truly aware

Of your one pure spirit, if you truly dare

For to know yourself is the final destination

It is time to stop all the procrastination

Time slows for no man and we are on the run

So take time to contemplate between all the fun

Off to the corner, go lick your wounds

Know  full well that your spirit has no bounds

Evaluate who you are, for why, how and what

Putting up a front serves no purpose, just know that

Let others in and let your soul shine

For that is who we are, our one true gift, yours and mine.

Seasons in the Sun :)

From whence I came, I shall return

In distant memories, I hope to burn 

For what better way to leave a legacy

What more proof of one’s own efficacy

Than to live forever remembered

By those you love, to whom you surrendered

A life worth living is full of trust

Emotions that rage and embrace are a must

Good friends, hard times, those ups and downs

People of all colors, shapes and frowns

Those that challenge, those that bring joy

And those that disparage, those that annoy

For on this bumpy track we call life

How boring if we lived without strife

In order to truly savor the sweet

We must with distaste occasionally meet

Those bitter spices that help us discover

The true strengths and weaknesses of each other

One day I lean on you, a little too much

The next I am there for you, for friendship is such

So take comfort and know this comes from the heart

Over seasons and lifetimes true friends do not part.

(c) Rula Zein-Iddin ~ All rights reserved.


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