Date the blondE and marry the brunetTE


A new poem by Adel

The Sumerian Anunnaki advised,

In a tablet for the wise,

That clever men should date a blonde,

And marry a brunette,

The brunette will wait for you,

He said,

The blonde will make you wait,

Fast food for brunettes is perfect,

And a drink on the go will make her glad,

Champaign for the blonde is cheap,

But a banquet is not so bad,

A brunette is happy with a candle,

And a blonde unhappy with every light.

And when you take a brunette out,

The coins in your pocket are fine,

But nothing for the blonde will do

Except a gold mine,

That said quoting others,

It is not declared yet,

But an ancient war is still raging,

Between blondes and brunettes,

And as brunettes call for peace,

Blondes are massing for battle,

Who will win? Nobody knows,

The only place where they will be equal,

Is in a room with no light,

But truth must be said,

Though intolerant of criticism,

And always think they are right,

Fearless can be the blondes,

And if challenged they will fight,

And most will have a softer heart,

Easily moved by strong emotions,

And when viewed a moving scene,

Their eyes water and chest heaves,

And almost suddenly,

The cheeks are drenched with tears,

Why so?

Ask Adam,

Most of them are his daughters,

Willing or eager to please,

And this is only one reason,

Why some flirting and chatting up,

Is unlikely soon to cease.

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.