2
Aug

For Egypt Is… – A Poem

Throughout all of my travels, Egypt has been one of the most powerful and memorable places. It has inspired me and given me such insight, it has taught me so many new lessons and showed me a whole new side of enjoying life that I never knew before.      For Egypt is a boat ride down the waters of

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24
Jul

Reflections Of Syria Through the Eyes Of a Refugee

After volunteering for four months in Greece with refugees, I found a deep love for the Syrian people and the Syria they once knew before the war. Here is a poetic reflection on the Syria of the past, the reality of the refugee crisis, and the hopes they have for their future.  Oh Syria The stories I hear reflect beauty

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27
May

The Pyramids Of Giza – Journal Entry

Giza, Egypt  – 25/03/15 The wind blew strongly, drifting through the air, forever traveling, forever moving. The sand picked up, dancing in swirls and shapes, before flowing off into the sky and leaving its home. The roaring dunes drifted and moved with the wind, the whole ground constantly swaying back and forth, always in motion. Out on the horizon, I could see

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23
May

In A Poetic Mood – An Ode to Rome

This is for you ROME – a city that has captured my heart and become a part of who I am and who I will be… I may never be remembered meeting you, but you will always remain. Just like me, thousands of people have met you, then passed away into history. Your columns, temples and churches inspire people everyday,

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23
May

A Felucca Ride Through History in Egypt

As we glide down the Nile, we pass by locals in their cars going about their day, the road to Luxor weaving in and out along the shore of the Nile, carrying adventurous travelers on their way. Out in the distance the Nubian villages fade into the mountains as the blue and white houses reflect the bright and warm sun,

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23
May

Legacy, What Is a Legacy? – A Poem Inspired By the Musical Hamilton

Hamilton, the smash-hit musical that has taken the world by storm, is the story of the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States who started off as a poor boy in the Caribbean and went to being one of the most influential people in the creation of a new nation after the Revolutionary War.

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25
Apr

Thailand From Under the Sea

A moment of suspension in the air, flying for a second, then a huge splash and a rainbow of colors explode before me. Thousands of bright yellow fish squabble – darting from one place to another, all at the same time, all uniquely shaped, uniquely made. Deep down at the ocean bed, rainbow fish linger slowly as I try to

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25
Apr

I Imagine A World… A Poem

While volunteering with Syrian refugees in Greece and Turkey, I was deeply moved by just how unjust and unfair our world can be sometimes. People who once had a great life now left with absolutely nothing.  Although I saw so much hardship, the most prevalent thing that existed in every refugee’s heart was hope. The hope to live on another

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18
Apr

For Freedom is a Sunrise

For Freedom is a Sunrise Freedom is a dance, a rhythmic song Fluttering and racing through fields of gold, of mysterious  stories, of legends untold.   Like a butterfly flying to the sky so high, I can feel the wind calling me from the depth of the night. Twinkling in the darkness the stars of dreams, One thousand gleaming lights,

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18
Apr

An Ode to Jerusalem

Jerusalem is a city that will always remain in my heart and it is a city where we learned so much about the world and ourselves. This is a poem that I wrote about the history, beauty, and diversity of Jerusalem.  The world is a passing of time and love, to reach a day, to yearn a new life.  For

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