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Talk to me about love…
I tell you love is more than broken promises and red roses covering your bed…
I tell you love is greater than dignity… And surely nowhere near selfish…
I tell you… “no pride”… two souls in one
I tell you… it is to find pleasure in pain… happiness in sorrow
Talk to me about love…
I tell you it’s holding your hand… walking by your side… and not letting you go when you’re afraid of saying that you need me…
I tell you it’s when we put arguments aside… give you a shoulder to cry on… and a best friend to lean on…
I tell you it is loyalty… It’s not allowing any stains to destroy that pure feeling…
I tell you it is losing yourself completely… in my arms
I tell you it is to find home in your eyes
I tell you it is to wake up in the morning… just to see your beautiful smile
I tell you it is the trust… to break down your walls and to know you will be locked in my heart
Talk to me about love…
I tell you it’s a memory framed in the pages of forever…
I tell you it’s the never ending story… A book with no last chapter…
I tell you… It is the strength… The power… The hope for a better tomorrow… It is what keeps us going…
Talk to me about love…
                            I tell you… it is you
Talk to me about family…
I tell you it’s more than blood and formal bonds
I tell you it’s not occasional visits… or just a last name to hold
I tell you it’s more than a teardrop when facing a bad situation or saying goodbye…
I tell you it’s the non-stop support through whatever… It is the unconditional love no matter who you grow up to be…
I tell you it’s the laughter and crying shared under any sky in whatever time…
I tell you it’s what makes you rise when falling… what makes you reach your peak when at your lowest…
Talk to me about family…
    I tell you it’s having faith and believing in you when the rest of the world has turned its back on you…
Talk to me about freedom…
I tell you it’s to sing with no fear of being judged…
I tell you it’s to write… With no one trying to stop you from telling the truth…
I tell you it’s to be able to breathe… and to live for a better tomorrow…
I tell you it’s to move from one city to another… without worrying about holding your ID and passport in your own country…
Talk to me about freedom…
 I tell you it’s that beautiful feeling… of running… laughing… dancing… smiling… without worrying whether it’s right or wrong…
I tell you it’s to have a choice… to have a voice… to have your own imagination… and to have peace…
Talk to me about Freedom…
I tell you it’s simply to be you… with no one else trying to take that away…
Talk to me about happiness…
I tell you it is to feel sorrow…
I tell you it’s you knowing that it is okay not to be okay…
I tell you it’s how you define it … It’s when you’re satisfied when you have absolutely nothing…

Talk to me about Happiness…
I tell you it’s to have them three… Love, Family and Freedom…
Talk to me about my Life…
And I tell you this is my Life… or at least… This is how I paint it to be…
Published in BROAD Feminist and Social Justice Magazine / Chicago – Dec 2013, Pages 29-30
By ABEER ALLAN
 
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Writer, Feminist, Social Justice & "Taboo-Issues" Advocate. Anti-Israelist, Humanist. Wordist. Felesteneye who loves Za'atar & Ahwe.

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