Daily Archives: September 6, 2008

I want to tell the world

By Nahida

This is a Blog post I saw and read on the Palestinian Mother’s forum. I found it so powerful and so important that I wanted to spread this message further on, and I told Nahida that we need to tell the world – together! And I asked her if I could re-post it here, to which she agreed…

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I want to tell the world

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I want to tell the world


A story

About a home With a broken lantern

And a burnt doll

About a picnic That wasn’t enjoyed

About an axe That killed a tulip

A story about a fire That consumed a plait

I want to tell a story About a goat That wasn’t milked

About a mother’s dough That wasn’t baked

About a wedding That wasn’t celebrated

And a girl That didn’t grow up

About a football That wasn’t kicked

About a dove That didn’t fly

I want to tell a story About a key That wasn’t used

About a classroom That wasn’t attended

About a playground That was silenced

About a book That wasn’t read

About a besieged lonely farm

And about its fruits That weren’t picked

A story about a church That’s no longer prayed in

And a mosque That no longer stands

And a culture No longer rejoiced

I want to tell a story About a muddy grassy roof

About a stone That faced a tank

About a stubborn flag That refuses to lie down

I want to tell the world A story

Now Light a little candle for Palestine

You can do it

Light a candle One little candle
Watch the darkness fade away
Just try it out

One ray of light
Wipes away the gloomiest
Jet-black nights
As the dawn breaks

Just observe

Can you see that
All the might of darkness
In the world
Cannot extinguish
The faintest flicker
Of a beam of light

Light a candle
One little candle
Watch the darkness fade away

You can do it

Hey.. WORLD
Did you hear me?

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