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

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

Justice for George is justice for us all

Basman Derawi | 21-04-2021

Top, from left: Breonna TaylorFreddie GrayAdam Toledo.
Bottom, from left: Yaser MurtajaSami Abu DiakRazan al-Najjar.

Barely breathing,
George feels the cop's hands
choking him again.
He looks down from heaven
at the court hall
at his killer's face,
showing no emotion,
like a stone statue,
still maintaining he is a guardian
of a galaxy of which is king.

The judge reads the verdict:
Guilty, guilty, guilty
on three counts.
A small candle flares bright
in the dark tunnel that has been justice
for the oppressed.

Celebrating in heaven,
Breonna screams Yeaah!
Sami Abu Diak hugs George.
Yasser Murtaja smiles.
George places his hand
on Yasser's shoulder and nods.
Justice is possible, my friends.

Posted: April 21, 2021

Mentor: Pam Bailey


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