Palestinian youth tell the human stories behind the numbers in the news

Palestinian youth tell the human stories behind the numbers in the news

A New Dream

Basman Derawi | 02-02-2019

 

 

I read about the refugees still flooding the world from Syria,
Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa. Their story is my story. We are one.

Gloomy city under dark sky
Photo by Mohamed Zarandah

Under the heavy rain
I am standing,
Cold and shaking
With no roof or
umbrella.

Under the dome of a tent
in a refugee camp,
just surviving,
with no blanket,
no dignity,
only ghosts.

Under the snowfall
there’s no place for a snowman.
Inside the refugee caravan,
I am shivering from cold.

Under the sky,
heavy with fire and warplanes,
we die,
without the dignity of looking into
our enemy’s eyes.

But under the shining sun,
I will dream a new dream,
nurture a new hope in my heart,
despite the towering
apartheid wall.

Posted: February 2, 2019

Mentor: Zeina Azzam


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