Omar Alameddine – The Sweet Illusion


Omar Alameddine – International MBA Student. IE Business School.


The Sweet Illusion by Omar Alameddine, 2017.

Mother, it’s good to see you in this room
You’ve been missing me I assume
I’m in lands covered in snow
While you’re in fields where flowers bloom

I can see you cooking my favorite meal
Giving me hugs that I can’t feel
Yet you’re standing just besides me
Wearing my shirt and your veil

I miss those sandwiches of butter and jam
You used to post on Instagram
Back when people used the screens
But now it’s all in holograms

I know my absence left a scar
That my smell’s still in your car
Yet technology always kept us
So close no matter how far