Wael Al-Mahdi (2010)
The gnawing, growing, roguish pain
For many years had been my bane
It saps my strength, this dreadful drain!
What soulful trick or sleight of mind?
Could this willful dragon finally bind?
I struggle in vain, dumb and blind.
Learned books I sought, to comprehend
How to take to flight, to transcend
And put this worry to its end.
Did I transcend ? not a small bit
With all learning, and all my wit
I came no closer to overcoming it!