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Those Egyptian Men

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Submitted by I know (Canada), Nov 23, 2014 at 18:38

Here is a poem I wrote back in 2007:

Those Egyptian Men

Oh those Egyptian men drip words of honey,
But hey vulnerable ladies watch it!
They're just after your money!
They will woo you with promises of great splendours,
Oh they are such magnificent pretenders!

"Just come buy a ticket, habibti, just come and meet me!
Come to wonderful Egypt and you will see;
Come meet me, marry me and live with my family!"

And before you know it, you'll be on that plane,
Not even minding your responsibilities again.
Visa, Citibank, Mastercard, whatever;
The more credit cards you have the much better!

For not only do these men misrepresent themselves,
Some may even look like big rats or little elves!
Pushing and prodding and nagging - you'll see.
Just for your fulus, your hard-earned greenback money!

Let me tell you ladies, you'll be lucky to get out alive,
Never mind with lost dignity and not even a pound five.
Please take it from me and how I learned the hard way.
Stay away from online chats that consume parts of your day.
Instead, take a course, bake a cake or pray …
Anything to take the loneliness away.

'Cuz predators online are a'phishing forever.
And believe me:
Such expeditions rarely ever work out.
No! Almost never!

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