Thursday, November 26, 2009


My baby brother and his beautiful wife now have their own baby, a handsome little boy whom they named Karim, after our Dad (whose 69th Birthday was yesterday).
Below is a little poem I wrote and have dedicated to the newest member of our extended family, baby Karim.


The world is your oyster
You are so young, so new,
You will have much to offer it,
And the world, you.

I see you traversing
Its extraordinary lands,
Countries and cities,
Farms and fields.

I see you climbing
Its dizzying heights,
Mountains and valleys
Plateaus and alps.

I see you sailing
Its vast, great seas
Rivers and oceans,
Antarctic to the Nile.

But most of all,
May you grow to be,
Like your namesake,
So generous, so skillful
Fun-loving and kind.


Natalie said...

He is a little beauty!

It was a great idea to write a poem to welcome such a precious little man.xx♥

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

What a precious gift.

Stephanie N. said...

So sweet. Congratulations, Auntie M.

Spencer L Casey said...

Ah, beautiful baby and wonderful words.

septembermom said...

What a sweet baby! How wonderful! Love your poem. He'll treasure it always.

Suko said...

What a gorgeous baby! Your poem is a wonderful tribute to Karim. :-)

Shadowthorne said...

The last part moved me.
Overachievers are a dime a dozen, but somebody who is good and fun to be with is truly a treasure.

sallymandy said...

Oh, sweet baby, lovely poem. Thank you Mervat, and for your recent visit to my blog. Wonderful to hear from you. xo

see you there! said...

He's adorable and the poem you wrote for him is wonderful. I'm sure he'll treasure it.


lunarossa said...

Congratulations to all your family! Beautiful poem for a beautiful baby. All the best. Ciao. A.

Debbie said...

Congrats on the new addition! He is adorable. They will treasure the poem.

The Writing Instinct said...

Natalie: Thanks dear! I think the most heart-felt of gifts are those of the heart expressed in words.

The Small Fabric Of My Life: Thank you so much!

Stephanie N.: And a very proud Aunt at that!

Spencer L Casey: Thank you kindly!

septembermom: than you so much...I look forward to the day I can read it to him.

Suko: Thank you so much dear friend.

Shadowthorne: I agree with you that genuine people who can have a laugh and be comfortable in their own skin are what's important. I hope my three children achieve this.

sallymandy: Thanks for you visit Mandy and fow your kind words. x

see you there!: Thank you so much. I hope he understands the meaning of it one day.

lunarossa: Miss you! Thank you for your lovely words.

Debbie: Hi there and thank you so much!

Anna said...

Just one are so talented smallah,i love you!

Anna said...

habibib Karim, he looks like Daniel in this picture when Daniel was his age x0x0 i love my nephews


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