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.