Thursday, August 10, 2006

Yasmin and the cedar tree

In English for Wilted (but ever so blooming) Rose
so are we still winning?
Is this good?
What's next?
Is there any way out of this now? Is it too late?
what is happening to the cedar tree?
I draw the upper line
I draw the lower line
I color inside the lines in red, used to be a good color
I draw the cedar tree
I color the cedar tree in green, used to be a good color
I color
and color
and color
I drawa Lebanon, I saw it when I was two and then when I was three
and then at four
it was announced
children my age have no place in Lebanon, death awaits four-year-olds there

I draw Lebanon, and my mom cleans my fingers afterwards

she then feeds me, changes me, kisses me and puts me to a warm bed

in a safe house

Lebanese children deserve this too

to all politicians

give Lebanese children a chance to live

(sorry Hanan to have used Yasmina once more)

22 comments:

kila ma6goog said...

تعجبني رومانسيتك

للأسف انتهيت للتو من مشاهدة حلقات حرب لبنان و هو برنامج وثائقي قامت بانتاجه الجزيرة سنة 2001

أعتقد أن لبنان ملعون, و لعنته الأولى هي شعبه

يا ريتكم تشوفون هالبرنامج راح تشوفون الصورة بشكل واضح جدا , لكنه بشع بشع بشع جدا

فعلا بعد 12 ساعة من المتابعة مزاجي كئيب

آسف خربت الرومانسية

AyyA said...

I remember when I left Kuwait to London during the invasion, my four year old was asked to draw nature, as he sees it in his country, in a school project. He drew tanks, fighting planes, men with weapons and others dead and trickling with blood. His teacher got really worried and asked me to get professional help. And btw; my son only witnessed 2 month of the invasion. Lebanese fighters of today are yesterday’s children. And the surviving children of today will be the fighters of the future. If not in Lebanon, in Iraq or Afghanistan or Pakistan or, or, or…..
I wonder if I would ever see the day that we export love instead of hate, life instead of death, is this too much to ask?

Alia said...

very nice & touching post
& yasmina looks beautiful

White Wings said...

ma6goog
I agree, this post is a bit too mushy :)
couldn't help it though, the pictures of these children under the rubble won't leave my mind, and I feel guilty for our luxury all the time
بس أعتقد مشكلة لبنان مو شعبه ولكن الشعوب العربية التي تنقل حروبها الى أرضه
أود مشاهدة الفيلم الوثائقي، عندك فكرة كيف أحصل عليه؟

ayya
dearest, it is not that it is too much to ask, it is just impossible. We grew up with a culture of death, where you are mostly honored and loved and placed at the highest moral scale when you're dead. Remember? This is what we studied in school all the time..
So sorry to hear about that experience with your son, although not so different a situation with all our kids..war is part of their culture, a given on their news, an inescapable fact...very sad
kisses to your son :)

White Wings said...

alia
thanks :) she was very proud of herself that day

Spontaneousnessity said...

wey yakhchi may God bless her she did a beautiful drawing of the lebanese flag *sniff* am so proud of her..

I do not know who to blame but then again what good would it do anyways, I wish there's something we could do FOR REAL not just sending money, God bless the living ones and may the gone ones' souls rest in peace, 7asby allah 3ali kan il sebab.

Soud said...

مطقوق

الحرب اللى دارت فى لبنان كانت بين الفلسطينين بعد نزوحهم للبنان والأسرائيلين,وبعدين صارت حرب طائفية بعد تدخل الدول المحيطة

white wings

http://tinyurl.com/e8f8m
واذا تبين تشترين الاشرطة راسليهم حتى تعرفين الموزع مالهم فى الكويت

البنية ما شاء الله عليها ابدعت فى رسم العلم اللبنانى
خوش اسم ياسمين :)

White Wings said...

sponty
it is very confusing, I don't see an obvious solution nor a near ending, it is a very scary situation.

soud
thanks for the tip :)
الاسم اختيار والدتي، الله ستر، الوالد كان عاجبه اسم نسيبة :)بس أنقذنا الموقف

Kasik Ya Watan said...

الله يحفظ ياسمين وكل الأطفال ... مسلمين مسيحيين يهود بوذيين هندوس ... ما يهم

ما أدري ليش ... ياسمين عطتني أمل بمستقبل أفضل

وهي قاعد ترسم كنت قاعد أشوف مستقبل لبنان قاعد ينرسم من جديد ... وراجع يتعمر لبنان

White Wings said...

كاسك يا وطن
آمين دعوتك الطيبة الجميلة، آمين من كل قلوبنا
وشكراً لك جميل كلماتك، الأمل دائماً بالأطفال، يمكن يتعلمون شيئاً من حماقات
الكبار فيتفادوها
شكراً تعليقك الرائع المفعم بالأمل

NuNu™ said...

حياااااااااتيييي والله فنانتنا ياسمينا اسم الله عليها

White Wings said...

نونو
شكراً يا جميل
ولو ان ما في فنانة مثلج :P

dilli o milli said...

This is Just In

Kofi Anan has just announced Cease Fire will be on Monday at 7 am, and that’s after the approval of both the Lebanese and the Israeli governments :D

I think the above is The Light ur looking for, and YES all the Lebanese children deserves to have a Safe House & Warm Bed....

And God Bless You

فيزوقراطي said...

جميل ورومانسي، وتبقى لبنان هي أم العروبة والثقافة. وأنا أختلف مع من يقول ان الدول العربية تنقل خلافاتها للبنان، لبنان بطبيعته هو منشأ الخلافات، والخلافات والإختلافات البسيطة التي نراها في شتى بقاع العالم العربي لو تتبعنا أثرها سنجد جذورها لبنانية.

وهذا أجمل ما بلبنان، وهو الإزدحام الفكري الشديد والزخم الثقافي الفياض!

Wilted_Roze said...

7abeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeebty wala thanxxxx alot *hugs* you tottaly made my DAY!!!

i hope that al-might ALLLAH answers out prayers and help out brother and sisters!!

P.S cute lil GIRL yaaa galbeee ya7elo el banait is she urs??

White Wings said...

dilli
light just went off, trouble still fills the air, Hizbulla just refused the last offer and I am abit confused as to the reasons, it seems that they have more reasons for refusal than just the confiscation of their weapons..
your words are shinning any way..
Thank you and God bless you too

فيزوقراطي
نعم، لبنان متخمة بالاختلافات العرقية، الدينية والفكرية،ولكن تعتقد هذه الاختلافات هي سبب المشاكل؟ أليس للتدخلات الخارجية دور، بل أكبر دور؟
والله ما عدنا نعرف

red cheeks (wilted rose)
it is done, and I officially changed your name :) at least when you visit this blog :)
Yes dear, she is mine
the youngest of three and I won't tell you how old is the oldest *)
always pleasure when you drop by

me said...

ذو الاجنحة البيضاء

صباحك ضوء الامل
اشكرك على كلماتك في مدونتي وعذرا لعدم الرد بسبب عدم اختياري لنشر التعليقات وايضا عدم قراءتي لها (!!) ..اتشرف بزيارتك

Wilted_Roze said...

hehe REd cheeks it is loolz its wired cuz last weeek I labled one of my pics with that name ^_^
rabbbbbi e5aleeeh soo cute

mishari said...

خوش بوست وعسى الله يخفظ الكتكوتة :)

White Wings said...

me
شكراً الكلمات الرقيقة، وحياك الله
ومساؤك بلون فضة القمر :)

red cheeks
ويخليك ويعطر أيامك

حياالله مشاري
وين هالغيبة :)

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