I want to tell the world

I want to tell the world

AUTHOR:  Nahida

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

a story about a tear that couldn’t run down

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 baby 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



About a lie that wasn’t discovered

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

And about a stubborn flag that refuses to lie down

About a spirit that cannot be defeated

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


Did you hear me?

Original article published on 15 July 2008


6 Responses

  1. ah !the world is in deep slumber why would all this happen otherwise ,why would lies win over truth ,why would sacrifices seem to be going waste,it has to stop and it will stop and victory will encompass the deserving ,it has to happen and it will happen ,inshallah.


  2. Eventhough its almost a year that I finally find this article, its still had a heavy effects on me. Same story every year and each time there will be escalation on the issue. When will they stop? Never! The Israel wont stop killing the Arabs or other people around the world. They once live in peace together (Jew and Arab) under the protection of the Arabs. Jews were bullied in Europe and were blamed for the death of Jesus son of Maryam. The Arabs were their only friend at that time, but when Zionism came they hastily turns their back on us and on their own people. The greed of Zionist leader to control the world and make it suffer has blinded the heart of its people anywhere in the world. What you did, will bring the world to its darkest state once again as it was 70 years ago. The children of Palestine are eligible to walk free in their own homeland which you seized terribly. If you ask properly 60 years ago, we can share with you the land but then why must we consent now? You has showed us your true colors and the worlds’ eyes were fixed at you and it will come the time where you cannot run and hide. You has done the biggest crime of the century and had been very ardent about it. Something are very wrong and twisted in your mind when you cannot distinguished your peoples’ aggression towards Palestinians are totally wrong. Wake up and hurry towards repentance. Make up with other people around the world as we are left with the smallest portion of compassion and friendship towards the Jews of Israel and the Jews around the world. For my Arabs friends, there is nothing wrong to befriend hope as it is the greatest companion. To both of you (Jews and Arabs) embrace peaceful thought and make a wise step to preserve your right in your own land.


  3. It is a lie that is discovered. A lie discovered too late.


  4. Mashaallah, moving, powerful..the world needs to see these words and pictures so that other hearts may be moved.


  5. For Palestine and Palentinians the world turns blind and deaf showing the real picture of the big power’s injustice and their fucking lies about human, humanity, democracy… what the fuck…? They r for their interests only n won’t step an inch for nothing


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