Ode to Atayef

Pillowy pancakes stuffed with cheese or nuts Gotta have some. No ifs, ands, or buts. With your syrup so sweet You make our Ramadan complete How we love you to fill our guts. . . Steaming fresh rounds made before us Store bought to avoid all the fuss. Taken home to stuff, I get more […]


A Ramadan Limerick for My Fasting Friends

I wish you all the very best As you put your willpower to the test. Let your prayers be heard And rewards be assured On this holy month so blessed. . . . Ramadan Kareem to all!

A Limerick for Kinzi

You’ve been gone for awhile and the city is ever changin’. New malls are in Swefieh, their displays they are arrangin’. We’ve got stores in your name But it’s still not the same Come back soon, now, don’t be estrangin’! . . Jordan beckons, Kinzi!

A Birthday Limerick for Sereen

My friend, Sereen, is opening up a new bakery, Z Cake Shop, and her cakes are beautiful! Today happens to be her birthday so she gets a limerick from me. I am hoping that on my birthday I will be getting a cake from her! . “Please won’t you try me?” your beautiful cakes sing. […]

The Bad Poet’s Society

You may think that I write these poems to amuse you lovely readers, but the fact is I do it to amuse myself like a kid who has memorized a recitation and stands in front of whatever audience she can muster up with her hands clasped in front of her rocking ever so gently to […]

A Birthday Limerick and More for Wendy

There’s no good reason this wish is belated. My eyes weren’t dilated nor was I sedated. It wasn’t the flu. Forgive me, Wendy Brown Chu Now here’s the poem that was so long awaited. . . . Because I find you oh so dear Filling our days with endless cheer I wish you even more […]

A Birthday Limerick for Chris

Happy Birthday Christopher Bauer! Looks like I’ve waited until the last hour. The least I could owe him Was this cute little poem And one wish of Wonder Twin power!

A Birthday Limerick for Jen S.

Jen’s that gal from Alabama Whose life plays out like a docudrama. The current chapter is cool, Set in Istanbul With pure perspective of the panorama! . Happy Birthday, Jen!

Limerick of Lament: Parting Really is Such Sweet Sorrow

You’ve heard about two peas in a pod, That’s the way it is with Q and Rod. Two boys who are friends That will never end Although one lives his life abroad. . Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Wii On these things they will always agree Although neither have a brother They have each other […]

A Birthday Limerick for Amira

Happy birthday, Amira!! Oh how I wish I were near ya I’d give you a kiss You cute little miss There’s no ten year old girl that is dearer! . . Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day!