Samer Madbak

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My name is Samer Edward Madbak. I was born in Beirut, Lebanon, on the 31st of July 1969. I hold the Australian nationality, and I am married to a wonderful Lebanese lass; Salwa Wardeh. We have three beautiful boys, Edward (b.1999) and Mark (b.2001) and John (b.2008) . We live in Beirut, and I work as a teacher at the American Community School of Beirut. I teach chemistry to grades 9-12. I ... more »

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Poem 135, Sonnet 70: Whitewashed Tomb

Oh den of dire dreams, and pit of pain
How woeful are your whims, your wicked web
Your beaming bliss is but a bilious bleb
Thou hole of heady hopes, O world inane!
How eagerly we seek, we plod in vain
Conceive the climax, but effect our ebb
Until the coffin swallows king and pleb
And darkness harries our bizarre campaign
We chase our fancies, who can seize the fume?
Sell all to buy the gem we cannot spend
Our buds we groom until our petals bloom
Abloom, upon Life's thorny stem, we rend
We fix our lamps, set out to meet the groom
We find our ...

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