Tuesday, October 30, 2007

"I Am With Isreal" by Arab American Emilio Karim Dabul

This is a poem was writen by Emilio Karim Dabul in responce to the poem written by one of the greatest arab poets Nizar Qabbani entitled: I am with Terrorism.

Emilio Karim Dabul wrote:
I am with Isreal
because a people so long denied
bread and freedom,
crushed under the wheels of
pharaohs, emperors, czars and Fuhrers,
Has done more then any other people
to free the world from itself.

What single people in history have
contributed more to faith, sceince
philosophy and the arts?
And done so against the greatest odds
with a sword to thier throats...

I am with israel
Because my people, so long in the desert
have not had the courage to acknowledge the great teachers among them
but instead have turned on thme
blamed them for all the evil and shed thier blood

what other people could crawl away
from the wreckage of the holocause
and, insteat of seeking revenge,
build the miracle called isreal?

Why, as Wufa Sultan has asked, have
there been no jewish homicide bombers?
Perhaps it is because despite all the
spit, kicks, and insults they've faced
along with the constent threat of eviction
the jew would rather build then destroy

I am with isreal
becuase I am with life,
and because beyound its verdant desert,
Isreal offers the knowledge that those most desirous of peace and freedom
are a people who have so long been denied it,
and who with all they know of the world ,
look still towards Jerusalem and reach
for thier enemy's hand."

Monday, October 22, 2007

the cribbage game

My family and I are mad card players. allf our of us kids learned to play cards as soon as we understood the concept of games. starting with Go Fish, match, and old maid, moving to kings cornor(also known as spider) which lead to rummie, salitare, before graduating to Gin, Nertz, hand and foot,poker and cribage.

card games are very importaint in our house. My grand father (the catholic one) put money in my mom's account to help pay for college from his time spent at the Gin tables.

well it has been a hard year having no one to play cards with. I mean I took my hand and foot deck, and my cribage board with me to south america and the girl i became friends with said she did not belive it was okay for christains to play cards. and in bismark i have no frinds that randomly drop by to play cards. it is a sad sad state to be in.

because of this when i was home i jumped at the chance to play a little cribage with my parents. we played 3 or four games andsomething very intersting happend. one game both me and my mother misdelt. now misdealing is a big deal in cribage because who ever had the deal had the crib and if you misdeal the deal goes to the next person and the you lose your chance at the crib.

so my mother i and my father are all siting around the table as mom is dealing out the cards but she desided to only deal to me and her. the funny part was that when we asked mom what she was doing she did not reolize that she was doing anything wrong. that was misdeal number one.

then a couple hands latter when it was my Crib i started deal....but I delt counter clock wise. this would not have been a big deal except that on the second round i switched and delt clock wise.

so that was the comidy of errors cribage night at the Cole house.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Going Home

Well if you went to my story blog, you know that I went home this past weekend. My sisters had thier homecoming football game and they are in color gard. which means they had thier big display for halftime. all their music was from westside story. they did great, though i haven't heard yet what they got at state marching band. as soon as i know i will probably have an anouncement here, along with a picture.

Friday, October 05, 2007

It's almost time for.....

also known as November is National writers month! I wanted to make an anouncement here because i know some of my friends int he worlderful world of BBC are writers at least aspiring writers and I thought maybe some of you would like to take onthe challenge.
the challenge is to write a novel in one month. basically the idea is to just write. all those ideas that may be floating around in that head of yours and just write it down. October is the planing period. nothing can be started till November first at 12:00 am.
Last year I was one week from finishing on time. this year my goal is to finish bythe dead line. I have also joined the group NoNaWriMo. and if you like you can do the same or if you would like to just know more about this crazy thing you can go to: http://www.nanowrimo.org/
It is a fun fun time, and I sugest you try it.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Sun light

I was going to do something different on my blog these past few days, but it is dark. For some reason everything seems dark. everything seems like a shadow is falling over the world. So instead of talking about what i was going to say I am going to attempt to let some sun light into the world.

Sun shine dances through the window.
Rainbows still mean that God keeps his promises
Tulips will come in the spring and will always make me smile
Puppies and kitties will always be packeges of joy
the seasons are magical weither the changing of the leaves, the warmth of the sun, the buds of spring, or the cristels of winter

one small flame will send shadows running
if the caged bird can sing with the hope of being free again then I can have hope too.
God still is in control,
and God still works miricles even if they don't look like miricles