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A somali man in America
by Jibril Mohamed

Thursday, May 17, 2007
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The weather in Columbus is chilly this morning but, it was very warm yesterday. It fluctuates and even defies weather forecasts. The Somali men have made a proverb out of these sudden changes of weather in the USA. They looked for things with similar characteristics and gave the following description of their feelings:

While in America

Never trust

Three things:




Whether you like or not

Every hour is different

Always accept the change

Tonight is warm

Hot is tomorrow

Extremely defferent

Rainy, sunny and cold!




Work is slow at times

Overtime can be required

Rely not on any job

Keep your schedules open





Wife can be dangerous

Or can be very precious

Mind your own business

Everyone’s ways change

None can ever be safe!




We have all-year weather in Somalia and we are not used to this kind of extreme cold and hot weather patterns. Personally, I have not run into any problems with wife and work so far. But I know that weather can change unexpectedly from one exreme condition to the other.

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Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 9/16/2007

I have enjoyed the reading of "A somali man in America". Its contents and composition formed a wise message.

Keep posting, Poet.

Long healthy creative life.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Jibril Mohamed 7/27/2007
I appreciate the comments of all these wise poets and authors. I am indebted to all of you. Thank you. Abdullahi
Reviewed by Patricia Bankhead (Reader) 7/20/2007
Good write, enjoyed reading!
Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/24/2007
I love the wisdom and humility in this. And appreciate the openness with which these views have been assimilated - and that from a different culture from across continents and races. It is a wonderful example of what it means to learn from each other, to learn from nature and to learn from our social and commercial orders in life. And the women... well, guess that's up for you men to decide! But it's interesting that in all cultures at all times, these three are absorbing features of the ways in which we shape our lives and thinking. Bless you and thank you. This was intriguing. TY Kate xx
Reviewed by Safi Abdi 5/21/2007
OnePoet put a smile on my lips: stay away from the casino:) Taasi Waa talo fiican.

Abdillahi, this is a unique offering, things do change in other places, may Allah change Somalia's status to one of peace and prosperity. And may he keep you and all the good people of Somalia safe for Somalia.
P.s. Check my last offering (article)
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 5/21/2007
You're right my friend, things can change all of a sudden in America,
stay away from the casino
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 5/21/2007
Mind-and-world-expanding!! T h a n k. y o u !! 'Pea' <3 [Peapatch is in central North Carolina, U.S.A. Wish I could say I have traveled widely. Only been to Italy, Germany, and France. Hope to live long enough to expand my horizons. Work such as yours makes me see how important it is.} Bless you! xOx
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 5/20/2007
BE Flexible in mInd, BoDy and SpiRit!
and all will go well!
I like your Open heart!
I started TRACKING/Following YOU Abdull
Warmly, WArrior Spirit Lady PURPLE Sheeeoox
STay POsitive!
BE Happy and Healthy!
Reviewed by jude forese 5/19/2007
once we learn to adapt to the changes of work, weather and women, life gets a lot simpler ...

goodd luck ...
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 5/19/2007
Man, going from Sausalito in California to the Scandinavian lands of Norway and Sweden taught me also three things, Weather (Crazy) Work (hard) Women (delicious)
You write well, keep it going.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/17/2007
It's great to read how others respond to our conditions here.
Thanks for sharing. I wasn't aware of Somalia's weather. I think
I like the four seasons best;-) Nice work Jibril!

Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 5/17/2007
Enjoyed,Great write...Hugssssssss
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 5/17/2007
Each of the three can change like the wind. Weather takes a little getting used to, but after a while it will be second hand. You have penned this one in such a sincere way.
Work, well sometimes it changes, sometimes you change. different than men, always changing their minds.......

Good write, enjoyed reading!

Be safe,
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/17/2007

And the weather is getting all the more unpredictable. Even in places used to one way, patterns are changing and the atmosphere in upheaval: as they say here in Texas, if you don't like the weather, wait a minute. :)

As for work and women, you've got it spot on!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Morning Star 5/17/2007
It doesn't matter where in the U.S. you travel
The water has been very unpredictable
This year In my hometown the day beguines
So beautiful and about 3to 4 ours later
We get severe warnings of thunderstorms and
Tornado warnings
Yes I do agreed with you and the other two
Work can be slow and it is very dangers at times!
Excellent message within this write
Love And Peace to you always
Your friend...Morning Star

Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 5/17/2007
I save this Abdullahi for myself incase I come to America. I share the poem with my wife, too. Smile.
thanks for this eye-opening poem
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/17/2007
It probably doesn't matter where in the vast U.S. you travel, my friend, the weather can truly change quite abruptly in only a matter of minutes. As for the other two, I can only say, Best of Luck!
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