My Name is Fazia

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I am a Syrian child,
I am a casualty of war,
My name is Fazia
.

You go to school and sing nursery rhymes,
I hide in corners at the sound of bomb shells;
You hug your siblings and say “good night”,
I hurdle with my sister on a mat in utter terror;

You go to sleep with a story read to you,
I go to bed praying it wouldn’t be my last night;
You stroll into town waving at trams,
I run on lonely paths away from fighter jets;

You decorate your house with pictures and flowers,
My house decorations are shrapnels and bullets holes;
You walk on paved streets, with street lights shining,
I walk on streets littered with dead bodies, sometimes in the dark;
Your world is surrounded by beautiful houses,
Mine is surrounded by ravaged and collapsed buildings;

You have your mama, papa, sister, brother, cousin,…
I only have my grandma, my parents died from airstrikes;
You eat breakfast, snacks, lunch, snacks, dinner, supper…
Well, I eat when I find food, if I find food;
Your best friends are Sally, Tom and Tim,
My daily companions are hunger, fear, poverty and pain

You buried your loved one and it makes you sad
I’ve buried my friends and families, it hurts everyday;
You cry sometimes, throw tantrums and act silly
I cry all the time, I hurt all the time, I’m getting tired of life;
I didn’t chose my family, I didn’t choose my home,
If I had a choice…, I wish I had a choice…,
I know, I just want to have a normal childhood.

I am a Syrian child,
I am a casualty of war.
My name is Fazia and it means successful.
What an irony!

Daily Prompt: Successful, Devastation

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(A repost. Originally published in 2017)

S – Success is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious #AtoZ 2018

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Go to, gather many a tool
Clear off all distraction
Dig up, bin up weeds of indolence
Find your dogged determination
Roll up those relaxation shirts
Get off the high stilettos
Say goodbye to lollygagging
Then work and work,
Labour and labour
Yes, work your best, try your best
Give it all you have got;
And when success is yours
Sit and bask in the fruits of your labour
Make some noise, share your story
Enjoy your achievements for…

Success is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

#atoz challenge

#virtues, vices & stuff

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A very popular word from the children’s movie Mary Poppins.

Easy Starters

It is always easy to start something
To begin a task is not always that hard
But,
To maintain it, to sustain it
That is the real work
To improve with fresh ideas
To bring in creativity, fresh imaginations,
To keep the crowd running back to you,
To keep the hunger afresh in your audience
Well, that is the real hard work,
A penchant for success,
A drive for progress,
An inner passion to be the best,
A desire to be better each day,
Always make this hard work appear easy.

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It’s Time To Dream…

Let us,
Cast away that comfort blanket
Cast away our fears
Cast away the inundating inertia
Cast away the pain

Let us,
Step into our God given purpose
Step into our destinies
Step into our dreams and aspirations
Take a step of faith

Let us,
Embrace our inner selves
Embrace our uniqueness
Embrace our strengths
Embrace our inner zings

For,
It is time to Dream, to Desire and to Achieve.

Why,
Every idea, every project, every dream can be achieved.

Daily Prompt: Blanket

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