Staff Stanzas

Last month, GEMS Education launched a campaign for World Poetry Day inviting our students to share their creative works about the UAE and the Mission to Mars. Although the campaign was for students, these two inspired GEMSsters were inspired to pen a poem too. 

Hope Probe – A Poem of Appreciation

By Raed Ibrahim Taleb,
Middle School English Teacher, Al Khaleej National School

For the love of humanity, and for the love of good,

A leader’s vision, developed and firmly stood,

For the love of hope, and for the love of space,

For the future ahead, a one full of grace.

All heads were raised, as the stars shone bright,

The sun had just been down, as we looked into the night.

And then we heard the news, the red planet is in sight,

And everything seemed in place, everything was simply right.

The loud applause was heard, an applause of a team,

It was in the space station, that team with a dream,

A dream of a great leader, a dream that never faded,

A dream for humanity, a dream long awaited.

The impossible is possible, that is what we know today,

We move on towards another achievement, and we make sure that we lead the way,

Thankful of what God has given us, thankful beyond expression,

For another milestone, and for more and more in succession.


Mission Mars
By Mandeep Bhol, Manager Internal Audit, SSC

Mission Mars was not a just mission

It’s a reflection of UAE’s great vision

It’s an inspiration to all human beings

To believe in unity and not division

Mission Mars was not a just mission

It’s a reflection of UAE’s great vision

UAE stands for Respect, Peace & Tolerance

Be it any color, cast, nationality or religion

It teaches us that to touch the stars

You have to break your self-prison

Mission Mars was not a just mission

It’s a reflection of UAE’s great vision

Its stable believe system teaches the world

To remain grounded while gaining elevation

Have seen UAE making histories with strong determination

And still praising Allah to reflect its submission

Mission Mars was not a just mission

It’s a reflection of UAE’s great vision