Youssef Writes

Grab a cup of coffee, plug in your earphones, sit back and relax, and enjoy my modest writings.


O' beloved, My fires are eating me down, a slow death is more favourable than your absence. O' beloved, How can I endure a life without your presence? O' beloved, Is this how love feels like? O' beloved, I beseech... Continue Reading →

Thou Shalt Look For Yourself

The maxim “think for yourself” is, I suppose, quite shallow and devoid of meaning. Rather, I find it a tad challenging that one can think for themselves, for there are extrinsic factors that determine, shape, and create one’s understanding, perception,... Continue Reading →

The Shepherd

She's the shepherd of my dreams; A sorcerer of words that enchanted Me with her spells.


I immersed my finger in vanity, and killed my humility. My ego brought us calamity.

The Train of Hopes

When I was a child, I used to sit on the pavement every day at 5 PM in the neighbourhood to mull over one of the compelling sights. Filled with ecstasy, I stretched my sight until it reached the horizon.... Continue Reading →

Trump the Demagogue

Recently, there has been talks concerning Donald Trump's ban on refugees. Many a platform stated the ban should concern the holders of the Green Card, too. Trump's ban includes 7 countries, namely, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. Donald... Continue Reading →

The Promised Land

Take me by the hand. Fly me to the Promised Land Where nothing has an end.  

The Forty Rules of Love Review–Youssef Writes!

Elif Shafak is a Turkish author and feminist born in France. Known for her best seller "The Bastard of Istanbul", Shafak had gained more fame when she wrote "The Forty Rules of Love" The Forty Rules of Love is a... Continue Reading →

The leap of deceit

Hard as it can be, irrelevant as it may seem, my filth lured my innocence. In a pitch-black ribbed cave, adulthood lurked in the aloof abyss. I stood on a cliff, my limbs wavered; but the desires to clinch on... Continue Reading →

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