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

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

New Year's wishes

Basman Derawi | 29-12-2018

 

Fireworks behind New York's statue of libery

I see them in a movie,
eating my dream with sticks:
sushi in a real Japanese
restaurant.

I want to spend the New Year’s Eve
in Bethlehem, Rome, London
or New York,
sitting at a spread of food
made by Jamie Oliver or Lidia
Bastianich*.

I want to gaze into a sky filled with fireworks
that are not bombs or missiles,
make a snow man,
throw snowballs at my friends.

I wish that when the new year is born,
I could throw confetti in the air
and blow my horn,
knowing my wishes could come true.

 

*Jamie Oliver is a British celebrity chef and restaurateur; Lidia
Bastianich is the same from Croatia and Italy.

Posted: December 29, 2018

Mentor: Pam Bailey


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