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The Fighter Of Dignity

written by: Khalid Belkhalfi


How long can I stand upright
When so many times
I’m hit by hard times ...

When life sends its uppercuts
Straight into my face
Knocking me down again and again
with no pity and no mercy
Sending my weakened body
into a harsh and cold world ...

With my soul bleeding
I try to stand up
To fight for my dignity
While I’m hearing sarcastic voices
Advising me to stay down
to save what’s left from my honor ..
They want me to beg for my life
And give up my pride
For slavery ...

But my willingness
To stay free
Ignites my heart with hopes
Maybe with another will
I can break all the chains ...
And with another breath
My legs can move faster
And I can sway again with life
while dodging its malicious hits

And maybe with one last swing
The chance might choose my side
And only then I can be free

Khalid Belkhalfi

Khalid Belkhalfi

I'm 51 years old. I live in the beautiful city of Marrakesh, Morocco. I'm married and I have three kids. I studied in the states between the years of 1985 and 1994. I'm a computer scientist, but I work as a school manager in a large private school. I also teach English literature to kids between 14 and 18 years old. My love of English pushes me to read and write poems. Through this site I would like to read and share with the world the beauty of thoughts while appreciating life.
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