I yearn for my mother
I miss my siblings
I yearn to see my sisters
I Yearn for Palestine
I yearn for my home
I yearn for Jerusalem and Hebron
I yearn to see my uncles, cousins and all my relatives
I yearn to see my neighbors and friends
Today is Eid al-Fitr, (a festival where family and friend meet)
I heard about this Eid
Which Eid is this?
Eid without family is MOURNING
Eid without homeland is a CATASTOPHE
Eid without relatives is BOREDOM
Eid without friends is HELL
Eid without Jerusalem and Hebron is NOT Eid
Eid without ID is a CRIME against Humanity
Eid without freedom is JAIL
Eid in the Exile is Israeli TERROR
I yearn for my mother’s kisses at Eid
I yearn for her and her sweet words and meals at Eid,
I yearn for my brother’s presents, jokes and fun at Eid
I yearn for my uncle’s visits at Eid
I yearn for my nephews and nieces noise, all waiting for presents of the Eid
I am yearning for my sister’s talk and arguments.
I yearn for the family house at the Eid
I am yearning for Al-Eydiah (small presents of money given to women at Eid)
Today is Eid al-Fitr,
I feel sad at this Eid
I feel ORPHANED at this Eid
I feel ALIENATED at this Eid
I feel LONLY at this Eid
The people around me laugh and smile
But I laugh with my tears at this Eid and every day
Friends sent congratulations at this Eid
But I feel them bitter as condolences
Which Eid is my Eid?
Do I celebrate the Eid with my shadow?
Yesterday I dreamed of celebrating Eid with family in Hebron.
I was happy with my dream,
Suddenly my dream murdered and ended.
I saw the Israeli soldiers. I woke up frightened and scared.
It is difficult to live with horror and fear in your dreams
It is hard to see the snipers chasing you in your dreams.
It is hard to forget what I saw with my eyes
It is hard to forget the images of the dead children
the blood irrigating the earth.
Those are war crimes.
Crimes against humanity.
ONLY JUSTICE and FREEDOM could liberate you from these NIGHTMARES