Margaret Alice

Rookie - 3 Points (The Crystal Age / Pretoria - South Africa)

'I Was Just Having Some Fun… - Poem by Margaret Alice

I’ve been singing my way through this day
mastering the intricacy of singing Arabic
music without any accompaniment, until
I sang to Rima in class: anaya ma kunti
ba-fakar fiiha – I thought many times
about it – this is what the words mean
and literally says how I’ve thought about
the wisdom of insisting to show off
about learning the song off by heart
I had to give in to pride in my hard-won
accomplishment, since my refusing
to do so before led to my losing all
interest in learning Arabic – so I left
the office practising my song as I went
singing to every lady and gent along
the way – now I have a new student
insisting on taking lessons from me –
singing has that effect on people,
you see, and I’m forced to use my
loudest fake Italian accent to scare
the self-styled student away
I was just having some fun, not
looking for disciples today!

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  • (6/16/2007 8:17:00 AM)

    Delightful poem. Love the last line. Zen (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 16, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 12, 2011

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