Salma Sherif

Once Upon A Time In Egypt - Poem by Salma Sherif

Once upon a time in exotic Egypt
The sun burnt the Nile's cheek
As it flowed eternally through the valley
And spoke of divine mysteries
The golden Sahara listened silently
To the echoes of the centuries

The pyramids spoke of defying time standing tall proudly
Stories of kings and queens who bowed to time their enemy
But their names they spoke of carving into Egypt's face eternally
From Ramses, Hatshepsut, king tut to Cleopatra and Anthony
Their royal words sounding in Aswan Alexandria and Nubia

The keeper of ancient history homed god's letters to humanity
When Moses breathed life on Egyptian territory
And on Mount Sinai god spoke his message to him
When the holly family of Jesus and Mary escaped King Herod's army
Leaving Jesus' footprint in Sakha and in Matariya Mary's famed tree
And when Muhammad declared in Egypt forever peace lives

And so it flows the Nile a stream of fulfilled and unfulfilled destinies
On both its banks wise, sophisticated warm faces
Tell Egypt's story of continuity
And the Sahara that slept to the sound of the Nile's stories
Told its own stories of love and peace that maintain Egypt's prosperity
But all Egypt's stories start… once upon a time in heaven.
Once upon a time in Egypt

Comments about Once Upon A Time In Egypt by Salma Sherif

  • Abdallah Gamal (1/10/2014 10:03:00 AM)

    A new of enumerating history! I really like this kind, besides your creativity in choosing perfect places and convenient words that deliver the history of Egypt to the reader's mind as if he's watching a historic movie... Keep the good work.. Rated +10 (Y) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 5, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, January 6, 2014

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