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

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

Comfort zones

Basman Derawi | 22-06-2019

Gaza City 

A wise person once said,
"Great things never come
from comfort zones."
I find myself nodding
in recognition.

I never thought
I would be a writer,
but Gaza is making me
a fighter…
a fighter with a pen.

It's harsh to live
inside a prison.
But where else
awakens the tiger within?

Her knees are buckling,
But she still stands.
She is riddled with disease,
but still bursting with spirit.
She is choking,
but is determined
to breathe, to live.

Posted: June 21, 2019

Mentor: Pam Bailey


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