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Poem: Take on the Tide

Examining man's quest to live another day...

(LONDON) - This latest poem from Mamoon Alabbasi addresses both the hope and the reality of the situation the earth is gripped by. It is humanity on the move.

So often in this day and age we are deceived, we are led by people who claim to have the better interests of humanity in their hand, when in fact they do not.

Poem: Take on the Tide

Though I am no Messiah

I still bare the kiss of Judas on my cheek

And while I may be no mighty Caesar

The dagger of Brutus still rips through my side


Though you see no marks of torture on my flesh

I still bear the scars of Spartacus across my soul

Yes I am lost, on my knees and in chains

But I still dare to dream, and limp with pride


Though I may die without ever reaching my destination

But isn't standing one's ground a sacred destination as any?

So don't ask me where this sail is heading

You can either jump ship or brave the tide


Mamoon Alabbasi is an Iraqi news editor and translator based in London who writes compelling articles from a unique perspective. His Op-eds, reports, and reviews have appeared in a number of media outlets and we are very pleased to carry his work at

Mamoon has a Masters degree in applied linguistics. The many interesting highlights of his career include spending ten years in Tunisia teaching English. He has also published a number of poems online. Salem-News believes in utilizing the work of poets; this is an outstanding way to present news and current information, and always a great tool of expression regardless of the subject. You can send Mamoon an email at this address:

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sawsen August 19, 2011 5:50 am (Pacific time)

It's really a good poem ,i wish u a good continuation in ur professional life and staff, i indeed have follows ur poems, u have machallah the talent ...plz never have of the hatred to anyone and especially to those who really loved you perhaps the circumstances have played against them and changed their whole life... (-_-)

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