The Call that Never Came

In the memory of my dear friend and brother, Amer Al-Jitawi who passed away in a tragic car accident on the 21st of July,2007 in Oman, I dedicate the forthcoming poem. Amer made a brief presence in The Misadventures as The Engineering Dude from Misadventure No.2: The One Where I Get Beat Up by The Police.

I never wrote a poem before, don't know if I ever will. And I don't know any rules or restrictions for writing them. Stanzas, rhyme, meter, whatever. The only rule I obeyed and followed is that it came from the heart.

This is in your memory. I miss you already, man.

The Call That Never Came

I waited for your call this Thursday
It's our outing night, you and me…
Acting like there is no tomorrow,
Acting like there is no today..

It's not fair you know..
We had so many plans, so many things to do
But God has made His own plans
And in His infinite wisdom, they did not include you..

This is the beginning of our lives, we said
We'll play and enjoy every day
And maybe one day, when all is said and done
We'll grow old and wither away..

But not too soon..
For there is so much in life to taste..
No room for such things as sorrow
No need for such things as haste..

But tonight I stare at my cell phone..
Waiting for you to call me, to tell me otherwise
That this Thursday, like every Thursday..
We'll party away, till the break of sunrise..

I ask anyone who reads this to make a silent prayer in the memory of my dear friend


kinzi said...

Sami, oh, what a terribly sad poem, but so fitting! What a loss...I will pray for you, and your family, as you grieve for your brother.

KJ said...

Allah yer7amo w yer7am el jamee3 ya rub. Deepest condolences brother.

Who's-sane! said...

Oh man ... I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, expated. Allah yir7amo ... may his soul rest in peace :(

Qwaider قويدر said...

انّا لله و انّا اليه راجعون

rosh said...

Very sorry to hear on your loss. A prayer he finds eternal peace/happiness in heaven and you find the strength from within during this difficult time.

7aki Fadi said...


What a touching poem, it is so sad.

I am so so so sorry for your loss.

May God rest his soul.

Globalorama said...

allah ysabrrak ya akh.

i*maginate said...

Such a moving post, what a beautiful tribute to your friend.

The start and the end of the poem are so powerful that I just could not bring myself to read the middle! Beautifully written - what a friendship you shared.

Sorry to learn about your loss, may God rest his soul.

wonders said...

God bless his soul.

Shaneena said...

إنا لله و إن إليه راجعون

لله ما أخذ وله ما اعطى وكل شيء عنده باجل مسمى

الحمد لله

Anonymous said...

Amer was a friend of everyone,
he placed a smile on every face..

he gifted my little daughter a beautifu toy,
that unfortunately missed an important part to function,

she is asking me about him everyday eversense. last month, he promised that he will bring teh missing part with him for my daughter Bisan "4 years" to enjoy his dancing toy.

he will never come back to my apartment cheering Bisan up.

God bless his soul and compensate him "I pray" on all he might miss in Life. I pray for Maan and Mohamamd to cure from their shock, and rest in piece for his loss.


Expated in Dubai said...

Thank you all for the moral support kindly offered in this section.

May God rest Amer's soul in peace.


Rambling Hal said...

Oh God, I'm so so sorry to hear this, Allah yer7amo, and Expat, may you find the strength to get through this. Obviously Amer's life, though unfortunately cut short, was well lived, to have left behind friends like you and Samir who will miss him so sorely, so much. May you all have the strength to get through this. :(

Maioush said...

i'm so sorry for being late, i didn't know till now, allah yer7amo, enna lelah o enna elayhe raje3oon, i'm so sorry for ur loss, my prayers tohis family as well... allah ysaberkom

Expated in Dubai said...

Thanks ladies :)