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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

Poem: Build a Dream

Footprints in the desert Build a Dream I have trudged through sands.I have come with empty handsto build a dream. I’ve given my all to youand worn ragged shoes.I’ve grown lean. I’m walking this pathout of the dark pastcarrying child and faith. I’m late on the scenebut I am not done tryingto build a dream. Wael AbdelgawadJanuary 26, 2014Fresno, […] Continue reading →

Poem: Bring it In

"Bring it In" by Wael Abdelgawad Let’s bring it together.Everything moves in circles,everything whirls, but sometimesyou cut across the tideand find yourself in the lightof a strange sun. Bring it in.Smaller circles, far from the dinof the city, we meet:your breath and mine,warm and sweet,tighter, closer, moving in timeto the galaxy, earth, air,until we are the center, paired,and all turns in […] Continue reading →