Giving Homage to International Friendships: Morocco
My Deep Admiration Goes Out to Each and Every Friendship I Have Made
It has been both an honor and pleasure to have met so many people from around the world. Although I have not met them in person to where we could touch hands or hug, I still feel deep connections have been made, and I am lucky enough to call many of them close friends now.
I have had conversations with people from Morocco, Pakistan, Amsterdam, India, London, Australia, Nigeria, The Dominican Republic, Egypt, Turkey, Jamaica, and several other countries. So, when I decided to write this, I knew this prose and poetry piece would not be the last. This is the beginning of a writing adventure that I have come up with for myself. It is my way to show appreciation for the friendships I’ve made through the advantage of social media outlets, and in fact, here on Hubpages as well.
I’m starting off this homage by giving thanks to the lovely people I have met from Morocco. Most of the ones I have gotten acquainted with from there, I am still connected with today. It is a total exhilaration for me to know that bridges have been built, and long-lasting friendships have been made that I sincerely pray will always be. I have learned a lot from my friends in Morocco, and have even found a deep long distance love interaction with a very special person who is from there. Although that has since ended, we both continue to stay in touch, and we have moved forward with a cordial and well respected friendship. I look forward to continuing and learning from everyone I have become close with from Morocco.
I Found This Video and it Captured Some Beautiful Places in Morocco
A Country Rich in Cultural Beauty
The culture of Morocco is beautiful to me; from their colorful terra-cotta towns, architectural mosques, enticing cuisine, and the interesting way of dress; I have found myself at times sad that I could not visit in person. I hope one day to travel across the world. Morocco will be one of my first stops if I ever get lucky enough to do so. However, for now, I will just thank my friends there for all the wonderful photos and videos that I have received. Unfortunately, when my phone made its unlucky fate to the bottom of a swimming pool, I lost most of them. I really wish I could have shown the readers those. Instead, I will borrow some from shared sources that will hopefully help you take a virtual trip there.
You Can Find Many Beautiful Mosaic Fountains in Morocco. This One Has a Golden Lions Head
You Can Also Find Many Treasures When You Visit the Souks. This one is in the City of Marrakesh
The Muslim Religion Is Learned Through the Quran
Learning About Each Other is What I Believe We Are Here For
I have learned that everything in Morocco has a sacredness from the religion they share to the cultural aspects of their daily living and survival. The Muslim religion has impressed me. I have researched and observed along with talked with my friends about the brotherly and sisterly bond the people share there.
The people of Morocco seem genuine and dedicated to family, religion, and friendships. They have specific prayer meetings for the men in the mosques, while the women maintain the home and take pride in family. Everyone from this country seems to respect one another no matter the financial status that, in our American world, would work to separate us. There is no major division that I can tell.
Moroccans are hard workers, and like myself, seem very eager to reach out to other cultures to learn more. This is what we all should be doing. This is all of our sacred duty to the one whom we will all meet in heaven one day, no matter what each of us calls him.
We all need to carry on and use the tool of social media to our advantage. We need to connect and get to know one another. Block out the people who try to tell us different. I know deep in my heart that this is what we are all here for. Sometimes, I think about when I didn’t have any ability to know others from around the world. I would be lost now without all the many friendships I’ve made. I cannot express how blessed I feel to have had this opportunity to do so. I guess many thanks go out to the inventors of all these tech machines we use now and the social websites that also help us connect. We live within a world of division in many places, and it’s time to bury those divisions and build up our world in a positive way. It is our world; ONE WORLD UNDER GOD (ALLAH).
Building friendships with people with dissimilar backgrounds and diverse perspectives will make you wiser and more creative— Rick Warren
The Arabic Version of My Poem Was Interesting.
The Arabic version of my poem, after I translated it through Google Translate, is not exactly worded exactly the same as the English version, but still is the same poem, and maybe even more poetic in its verse. I'm sure if you are not Arabic, you will not be able to read it and since I had to scroll it onto a picture format in order for Hubpages to post it, just know that it matches. I hope one of my Moroccan friends, or even someone I don't know that knows this language can also comment and verify the sameness of the words.
The Original Version of My Poem (English)
My poem could be understood in several different ways. It is a longing for a lover who is faraway or maybe even a very special friendship. It's about fantasy, and allowing ourselves to visit each other through the power of the mind. I aimed it towards a love affair in my mind, as love is a theme that I use a lot when writing poetry. However, I welcome any version of interpretation that it matches in your own minds.
My Fantasy Aura (Arabic)
My Fantasy Aura (English)
It’s you when I close
handsome in my fantasy,
troubled eyes that shine.
You are the person of sweet
aroma that excites my dreams.
Take me. Don’t leave me.
I cannot breathe.
Clasping shut my hazel
wringing the tears out
so I can see more clearly
A boyish smile that lifts
your aura that feeds
my broken heart.
Do you know who you
are? Can’t you tell?
Unconditional Is never
No matter if it is not
meant to be…
we will always be two
souls of distant destiny.
Age nor oceans, mountains
will ever be successful at
banishing loves longing.
A Link to a Conversation Poem I Wrote About One of my Friends From Morocco
- His Need to Feel Free: A Conversation With My Far Away Friend (conversation poetry)
Inspired by a young man I met from Morocco and our first conversation.
A Travel Website That Takes You Through the Many Festivals in Morocco
- Explore Morocco -Moroccan Music Festivals & Celebrations
Celebration is an important aspect of Moroccan culture. Morocco is an exciting and entertaining country that lays claim to cultural, historical and religious holidays and festivals. At any given point of the year there is a Moroccan city or Berber co
An Arabic Song I Found That Went Very Well to The Words of My Poetry.
Did This Hub Interest You, and Do You Feel We All Should Attempt to Make Friends in Other Parts of the World?
A Friend of Mine Walking in Marrakesh at Sunset
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