One Child’s Wish


Wish that every country gives me a hope, sense of belonging, and safety.
Awakens me with sense of dignity and self-worth.
Sees me in the lens of a human being than a failed country.
Heals me as if I finally found my place of belonging on the planet.
Embraces me just who I am and forget the loud voices of media streams.
Does not define my character just by looking at me, or my culture.



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Fathiya Barkadle, M.Ed.

High School English Teacher/ELD Instructional Lead & Freelance-Writer Blogger.