Poem: Welcome to California

Greetings from California

Looking for gold in the Golden State
nuggets are piled on other men’s plates
and they’ll burn you out at half past eight
welcome to California.

Looking for love at the edge of the West
running out of time, can’t catch my breath
liars and players walk abreast
welcome to California.

Lord don’t make me a player too
I’m not staying, just passing through
On my way to find You, to love You
beyond California.

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Wael Abdelgawad
June 20, 2017
Fresno, California

2 thoughts on “Poem: Welcome to California

  1. Sommieh Stephanie Flower says:

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