Making Friends, A Poem By Ahmad Ali Karim

A little red bird
Sitting on a bench,
Comes a big fox,
Speaking fluent French.

The bird doesn’t understand,
For it only speaks German,
It said, “Ich verstehe nicht,”
“Ich heiße Martin Hermann.”

The poor French fox sigh,
‘Cos it can’t understand,
Then they both smile,
And they shake hands.

Bad Flash Flood Hit French Riviera-Photos

Bad flash floods hit the French Riviera starting Tuesday.

On Wednesday, at least 19 people were killed and 12 people were accounted for.

Streets turned into muddy rivers.

The flood swept cars, trees and parts of houses.

The French Riviera is a very beautiful place by the Mediterranean Sea.

This is a second big natural disaster that hit France this year.

On February 28, 2010 a storm named Xynthia hit the French coastal Atlantic area killing at least 52 people.

View of a flooded street in Draguignan, southern France, Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Regional authorities in southeastern France say more than a dozen people have been killed and many are missing in the aftermath of flash floods that followed powerful rainstorms. Unusually heavy rains recently in the Var region have transformed streets into muddy rivers that swept up trees, cars and other objects. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

A cyclist views the river Artuby as it floods the town of Draguignan, southern France, Wednesday, June 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

The river Artuby floods the streets in Draguignan, southern France, Tuesday, June 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)