There was not a time when Jamal
Was sad and did not smile
His skin was brown as mahogany
And he was a sight for all to see
He was tall and thin and fastidious
No matter what he wore or how he dressed
His eyes were large and the darkest brown
He had friends all over town
When the girls saw him walk down the street
They did everything to try to meet

He seemed to be quite aloof
And the girls thought of him as cute
But he wanted love in a different way
A love that lasted night and day
He didn’t want a one-night stand
He wanted to put a wedding band
On someone who would be in his heart
From the moment he saw her..from the very start

Now Jamal looked like a player in every sense of the word
But only to those who had not heard
Of his dreams of love and romance
And how he would hold her and they would dance
He was in a store one day
When she came his way
Their eyes met in a passing glance
And he started to think of Romance
She looked at him and felt the same
She turned and asked what’s your name

She said my name is Shamika
And he could barely speak to her
Her big brown eyes glistened so
He just wanted to let her know
That she would be his only one
They would walk together in the sun
She had skin so soft and chocolate brown
He said let’s take a walk through town

They started to date and he stood proud
There was no longer that little gray cloud
Of when he would meet the love of his life
He asked Shamika to be his wife
She said yes dear we shall wed
And only then can you take me to your bed
He was happy he had found his true love
And thanked the good Lord above


Sally Omar

Joined January 2008

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Artist's Description

The name Jamal is Arabic —meaning beauty
The name Shamika is African —meaning loving and kind

These are two of my favorite names.

These names belong to a friend’s (Pepper) grown children.

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