Samer Madbak

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My name is Samer Edward Madbak. I was born in Beirut, Lebanon, on the 31st of July 1969. I hold the Australian nationality, and I am married to a wonderful Lebanese lass; Salwa Wardeh. We have three beautiful boys, Edward (b.1999) and Mark (b.2001) and John (b.2008) . We live in Beirut, and I work as a teacher at the American Community School of Beirut. I teach chemistry to grades 9-12. I ... more »

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Poem 110, Sonnet 55: On Teachers’ Day

How shall I thank you? Let me count the ways
And though the styles of hearty gratitude
Are various, do forgive my attitude
If I, in shaky verse, should pen my praise
And yet, what words can I employ to phrase
The tale of one whose lofty habitude
Is self-denial, rendered for the good
Of many that they may have better days…
O lamp of generations, let your grace
Your boundless bounty be our guiding light
Upon life’s path, and if we can’t requite
Your excellence, let us at least embrace
Your sacrifice and follow faithfully:
To give, to give, and ...

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