Stay an Original Work of Art, Not an Imitation


In this short lifetime,
Why not be --
True to your own voice,
Your own story,
Your own truths,
Your own style,
Beat and drum --
Instead of reflect the words,
Songs and march of another?
Why not use your soul's own
Unique language,
Instead of constantly try to toot something
Not true, suitable or intended
For your own instrument,
Or story?

Why create an image you cannot produce?
And if you can create a brilliant mask,
How long will you really be able to hide your true soul
Behind it
Until its colors and plastic
Begin to fade and melt with

Do not speak about truth when there is no truth in you.
Do not speak about being yourself when you are trying hard to be someone else.
Do not keep crying about your pain when you have no shame creating pain in others.
Do not step on truth, or someone else's truth, or someone who fights for truth --
And think there will be no repercussions;
For there is more danger in silence,
And for every action there will always be a reaction
Of opposite or equal measure.

Treasure integrity,
Treasure your own story and truths.
How will people remember you when you want to be an imitation?
How will people remember your voice when you want to sound like another?
Be so different that everybody will remember you.
Be yourself because an original is worth more than a copy.
Be true to yourself or your heart will never forgive you;
For once you silence the music from your own instrument,
Your true purpose and intended path will begin to fade.
There is no greater crime
Than ignoring your conscience
And the truths intended
For you to live, learn,
And share.
to YOU
In everything
You do.
That itself is the purest
And truest

Suzy Kassem



I have no intention of ever turning myself into a machine to sell anything. It is not in me to do so. This is why I do not have a Twitter or Instagram page. But just because I do not partake in the rat race, or have the time to tell you what I am having for breakfast -- does not mean I am dormant or without merit. I am a serious thinker and writer. I am actively writing and stacking up collections night and day. Go see the copyright offices in the U.S and Egypt. I take intellectual property very seriously. Do not try to create a living by paraphrasing my words and think nobody is noticing. Everything is being documented. Plagiarized works found on Twitter or Instagram are sent to us every day -- and I encourage everyone to follow suit. Do not rearrange my work and ideas then add a new title and think you have artistic integrity. If the meaning of a poem or quote is exactly the same, any lawyer will tell you that's still plagiarism. A poet recognizes the language, vibrations and essence of their soul's song no matter how one tries to flip their words.

 'Question everything that is popular, and seek answers in what is not.' Suzy Kassem

Truth always rises with time.

We must all work in harmony with each other to stand up for what is right, to speak up for what is fair, and to always voice any corrections so that the ignorant become informed and justice is never ignored. Every time a person allows an act of ignorance to happen, they delay our progress for true change. Every person, molecule and thing matters. We become responsible for the actions of others the instant we become conscious of what they are doing wrong and fail to remind them of what is right. - SK