May I just say Happy Easter, I hope wherever you are in the world, you are having a lovely time with family and friends celebrating the resurrection of Jesus and of course enjoying good food, chocolate and easter eggs!
Today I wanted to share with you a little something from my travels. On my journey over Spring Break I traveled to Marrakesh in Morocco as well as Venice and it really is a strange and magical place. On one of my days in Marrakesh the group of ladies I was traveling with and I had quite an eventful day. I recorded it in a sort of long poem/creative non fiction piece that I like to call a murmuring so here it is. Please enjoy and let me know what you think!
(As always this is my original work and all copyright goes to me. No stealing please)
(Created on February 29th 2012)
“Fatima cous cous”
Echoing calls of Arab men
Monkey’s on chains
Snakes dancing to silly tunes, their true power and bit pulled from their bodies
Push further and further back
White fades to tan
A very good price, that’s what he’ll sell you
In the darkest corners are the best men
Decent prices and smiling faces
Eager to help
Push back again
Back towards the square where ladies force henna upon me and fruit sellers make the amazing stuff
Towards the mosque
Smoke and gasoline swirl around my throat
Bike rushing behind me
Watch that foot or I might just lose it
The horn screeches from the roof and a haggard prayer fills the square
I hear no love in his devotion, just duty
Is a nation filled with duty better than a few filled with love?
I think not
Get lost again
Leery stares from unwanted admirers and grunts from covered women
The jolly tourist police man finds us and guides us in French
I do my best to hear him
Four, six, and phone is what I hear
Turn at the phone?
Go ten minutes?
Merci becoup I grin and he hands us the proper shiny maps we’ve been waiting for
A palace in ruins greets us, only to have its doors already shut
Oh well, just try again tomorrow
I hope you enjoyed that little journey through Marrkesh and Morocco. It’s one of those places that you really have to be there to feel its energy and vitality however I do hope my murmurings gave you a glimpse into it. I will be posting a video soon about my travels. If you like my travel writing please let me know, I love hearing your responses to my work and if you haven’t already be sure to follow me on Twitter @gracehatton
Until next time, be blessed, stay strong and never give up!
Grace Hatton – Amazon Best Selling Author
P.S I had an idea for a post end of world novel where the youth are controlled by a singular government and a rebellion rises up to take down the corrupt government and free the youth that have been captured. That is a very vague description but what do you think? Let me know!