They told me I'd have a hundred dreams and ninety nine would fade away.
That life is not what it seems and what is sure came yesterday
Tomorrow brings doubt and altogether the skies are grey.
So search for that silver lining that might give a shining ray
Lighting up your final dream showing you that it's here to stay
So I suggest you pray, for better days, may it come.
They told me Hope is enough for a young man to get by
And what is good in this world comes to those who try
A smile can only come after the tears have dried.
And even the earth finds happiness after the heavens cry.
So when in strife understand that tranquillity shall follow
True happiness is a gift and sadness is borrowed
Keenly await success and be grateful for the sorrow
For you will be richer for the journey come tomorrow.
They told me I’d have a hundred dreams and ninety nine would fade away
May this one dream comfort me in my moment of dismay
May I search for that silver lining that gives me a shining ray
Until I do I shall pray, for better days, may it come.
Mohamed Jamal Sirat
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