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A Cold Night – Poem

By Amina Aghris

Morocco World News

Rabat, March 29, 2013

Lonely in a cold night

Thinking in black and white

In my cozy blanket

I feel my body shivers

And in my warm skin

I sense my heart quivers

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I wonder how many people

Are without shelter

How many people sleep bare-foot

And shiver

How many bodies

Suffer cold and hunger

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In my cozy blanket I wonder

Trying to figure out an answer

Rain and thunder

Echoing my blunder

*******

Why do I complain and chunter

And I am in my cozy blanket

While many have empty pockets

And no food in their baskets

How many people dream of a cozy blanket,

a shelter and a full breadbasket.

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Lonely are those outside

In a cold night

Wandering about

Looking for a light

To warm their sight

As their bodies have ceased

To sense the freezing breeze

Amina Aghris is a teacher-trainee at The Regional Center for The Professions of Education and Training, Rabat. She got her BA in English Studies from Mohammed V University, Rabat in 2010. In 2012, she obtained her Master’s Degree in Applied Language Studies and Research in Higher Education from Dhar El Mahraz, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez.

Photo by Yassine Abouyaala

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