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Egypt 1996

I have stood in wonder and disbelief before the mystories of the world                                      Climbed into the Grand Gallery and found my way into the Kings chamber                                   And stood motionless in the grest pyramid of Gaza                                                                      I have decended beneath the earth in the valley of the Kings                                                                                    Vissited Memphis and taken a haunting stroll in the Temple of Karnac                                                             I have looked upon the golden mask of Tutuncommon                                                                          And felt uneasy on the streets of Cairo                                                                                            It was a once in a life time adventure and I will not pass that way again                                              But it will live in my heart forever                                                                                                     The people in the market place                                                                                                            The horse drawn carts                                                                                                                        The children hoping a kind stanger will give them something                                                        And the call to prayer set against the armed police escorting our bus                                            I made an effort to understand                                                                                                            Because I truly was a stranger in a strange land                                                                          Hoping to bring home something more than souveniers

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  1. Date: 6/20/2013 11:46:00 PM
    And yor poetic journey journal is amazingly sketched, thanx u shared more than souvenirs for u brought back fab recollections of a place i dream to go too.

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 7:22:00 AM
    Dear Sean, now I understand when you humorously speack of your misspelling. Ah ah, but those misspelled words lie in a beautiful description of a place where I would have liked to go in my life, things like pyramids which our present technology would not be able to build!

  1. Date: 6/2/2013 6:58:00 AM
    - Michael, a very interesting poem. - Well described. - Memory for life. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 8:57:00 AM
    What a setting. What a ride. Perhaps, I will visit there myself one day. Excellent capture of the atmosphere, in all of its colors.