2009 Egypt

I am the World

I am the world, and the world is me
For through my book I can be whatever I want to be.
Words and pictures, verse and prose
Take me to places both far and close.
In the land of Sultans and gold
A thousand stories unfold
Flying carpets, magic lamps
Genies, ghouls and Sindibads
Tell their secrets to Shehrezad.
With every word on every page
I travel through time and space.
And on the wings of fantasy
My spirit crosses land and sea.
The more I read, the more I know
That with my book
I'll always be
In the best of company. 


Written and illustrated by Hani D. El-Masri

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For message and biography of Hani D. El-Masri in Spanish click here