Ten cigarettes are not enough to be alone with broken memories.

Everything can be traded,
But no one knows that they are trading with tears all the time.

He was looking at his yellow cigarettes with envy,
There were once vibrant.

Over there she used to bite her fingers while a turquoise rosary never left her hand.

He used to see vague faces,
While he soared around shadows merged with shadows.

He completed his rambling meal, and went back to what was familiar in his old life.

It has been since his seclusion, another ten cigarettes snatched by the jingle of his hand

They gathered and piled up to strike his neck or break his back.

His memories came back
to quell the pain again,
Came back to chase him like a hot fire sting.

As if he doesn’t belong to them.

As if he doesn’t belong to himself.

Just memories, a few cigarettes, and an illusion philosophy.

That’s it !!!


Biography by Taghrid Bou Merhi:

She is a Lebanese poetess, writer, and translator living in Brazil. She holds a Law degree and is ambassador of the team “International Cultural Salon Association”and ambassador of Brazil in the American P.L.O.T.S. Magazin and ambassador of Lebanon in the Association of the World Union of Writers and Artists UMEA Portugal . Member of prestigious platform Of WWWU World Nations Writers’ Union Kazakhstan. She is an advisor to the countries Al-Sham literary platform for literary translation. Brand Ambassador from Brazil for Moncheri Escapes – a leading travel agency in India.She won the Nizar Sartawi International Translator Award for Creativity 2021 in the field of translation and literature.She won the 2nd Annual Zhengxin International Poet Award 2022.She hon received the World Prize Prestigious “RAHIM KARIM WORLD PRIZE”.
She hon received the recognition from Greece Delphi (Elaiko Bpabeio), where the celebration of Peace.
Editor of Al-Arabe Today, Rainbow, Literária Agharid, Al-Nil Walfurat, Literária and Allaylak Magazine.Fluent in Arabic (native language), French, English, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish.Her poems have been published in numerous international anthologies،various Literary magazines,journals and websites.Her poems have been translated into more than 24 languages.
Her books include: 1. Songs of longing; 2.The Keys of Science:Verses and Manifestations; 3. Philosophies at the Edge of the Soul; 4. Flowers Of Love; 5. Wounds of the heart; 6. La Esperanza; 7. Mine Is Not Mine ; 8. Falling Alphabet
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