Bless You Mum, I Love You


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Many times I told you before,

But I want to tell you again,

You are the joy of my life,

And the healer of my pain,

Before, now and until the end,

You will be my best friend,

The One and Only I can call,

And the One and only I will call,

Be it summer, be it winter,

Be it spring and be it Fall,*

Early in the morning,

And very late at night,

Sometimes to hold you tighter,

And sometimes to hold me tight.

Sometimes I feel alone,

And desperate for a hug,

Without even telling you,

You stretch your arms,

One hug is all I need,

But you give me two,

And like I was in your womb,

I feel safe with you,

Worries quickly disappear,

And again I have my peace.

My friends at school,

Dream of angels when in bed,

I was asked: why don’t you too?

I don’t need to, I’d tell them,

Because, mum, I have you.

Bless you, mum,

I love you.

Selvi Sado

Thank you Daniela, you too made my day

Feeling blessed

About the author

Adel Bishtawi

Adel S (Said) Bishtawi is a British, Maltese and Palestinian national. A career journalist, he was central managing editor of the Emirates News Agency, co-founder of two U.K. newspapers and the Syrian Writers Association. He published more than 20 books in Arabic and English the latest is ‘The Common Stone Age Origins of English, Akkadian and Arapīte & Greatest Gods of Homo Sapiens’.
Adel was born in Nazareth, Palestine, 1945. He read English Literature at Damascus University, attended short courses of familiarisation of languages including Latin, German and Russian, and attended a course in Linguistics at the Central London Polytechnic.

A journalist since the late 1960s, he became Front Page Editor of Al Arab Newspaper (London), the first pan Arab Newspaper launched in Europe. In 1978, he joined Jihad Al Khazin in launching Asharq Al Awsat Newspaper (London) as Business and Supplements Editor. In 1980, he was appointed Central Managing Editor of the Emirates News Agency in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In 1988, he joined Jamil Mrowa (who later re-launched the Daily Star in Beirut in 1996) in London for the re-launch of Al Hayat Newspaper and continued under the editorship of Jihad Al Khazin until he left in April 2001 to dedicate what is left of his time to literary and historical writing. as well as investigating origins by means of historical and etymological linguistics.

Adel produced and co-produced a number of TV documentaries. He produced, directed and wrote “Muslims along the Silk Road”, a five part-60-minutes-each documentary tracing Muslim culture and heritage and the legacy of Muslim pioneers and merchants along the Silk Road starting from China.
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