David Robert illustration
This poems talks about the fact that all children are our children.
كلّ الأطفال هم أطفالنا
I’m not only an unintended arrival,
a nuisance full of needs,
a noisy box,
a dependent being,
I am also a present,
an interdependent being of the earth,
active and strong,
a glee full of beans
I am not only a survivor
of collateral damage.
I have rights,
and I am the primal activist of the world
in search of a renewed life.
I am a child,
yours although we look different,
yours although you are not my biological parent,
yours although I live in another latitude.
Our links are inherent.
I am your child,
and depend on you
and upon whom your life depends too.