What Should I Give?

A poem written especially for Uncle Osman, Aunty Yaman and Sister Arwa from Khartoum, Sudan

What should I make?

Should I draw or paint?

Make a glittering card?

Oh, but that’s hard.

A watercolour painting!

Of the seaside in the evening!

It would remind Sister Arwa

Of her visit to Malaysia.

But I don’t paint that well,

Oh, the flowers from the hotel!

For Aunty Yaman!

Yes, that would be fun.

No, flowers I cannot draw,

Especially those that we saw,

A portrait of Ali for Uncle Osman?

So he can see Ali from Sudan?

The ideas came and away they leave,

I still can’t think of what to give.

After an hour of nothing but waiting,

I finally have thought of something

I guess it’s the best I could come out with,

This piece of poem shall be my gift.

8 thoughts on “What Should I Give?

  1. that is soooooooooooo beautiful Aiman thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much for the poem. It reminded of the good times that we had together. Say salam to everyone for me will you.
    sincerely yours,
    Arwa

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