They call us now.
Before they drop the bombs.
The phone rings
and someone who knows my first name
calls and says in perfect Arabic
“This is David.”
And in my stupor of sonic booms and glass shattering symphonies
still smashing around in my head
I think “Do I know any Davids in Gaza?”
They call us now to say
Run.
You have 58 seconds from the end of this message.
Your house is next.
They think of it as some kind of war time courtesy.
It doesn’t matter that
there is nowhere to run to.
It means nothing that the borders are closed
and your papers are worthless
and mark you only for a life sentence
in this prison by the sea
and the alleyways are narrow
and there are more human lives
packed one against the other
more than any other place on earth
Just run.
We aren’t trying to kill you.
It doesn’t matter that
you can’t call us back to tell us
the people we claim to want aren’t in your house
that there’s no one here
except you and your children
who were cheering for Argentina
sharing the last loaf of bread for this week
counting candles left in case the power goes out.
It doesn’t matter that you have children.
You live in the wrong place
and now is your chance to run
to nowhere.
It doesn’t matter
that 58 seconds isn’t long enough
to find your wedding album
or your son’s favorite blanket
or your daughter’s almost completed college application
or your shoes
or to gather everyone in the house.
It doesn’t matter what you had planned.
It doesn’t matter who you are
Prove you’re human.
Prove you stand on two legs.
Run.

Running Orders by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha



johannathemad:

shut up Sokka



daughterofargus:

socialismartnature:

Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.

That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.

I’m also intrigued by which countries voted “abstain.” Weird how the EU doesn’t seem to want to get involved …

#israel #Palestine #war crimes #genocide #ethnic cleansing



godheadcomplex:

THIS IS SO CUTE HES MAKING SURE SASUKE MINDED HIS MANNERS IN THE MIDDLE OF A FIGHT FOR THE FATE OF THE UNIVERSE



thefreakbones:

tereziskyrope:

thanks

is blue shinji




Zoro: Luffy this isn't our fight.
Luffy: ᕕ( ᐛ )___________________________ᕗ


hyakugo:

uzumaki—n:

image

why am i part of this



Anonymous: I will make you a full course meal if your brother is there like why is your family so gorgeous?! 


no meal. just lots an lotsa snacks. also. we are Aliens



Anonymous: Tell your brother I love him 


only if u bring me  a snack



all boys must stay at least 4.6 feet from me at all times starting now and ending never



fight me

bring it on punk



saintlonginus replied to your post: someone fight me im feeling feisty ton…

mcdonalds breakfast food is bad

now you’re just ASKING to get hit



sugci:

hbd princess 





my naruto blog almost has as many followers as this one i’m like 200% tempted to just abandon this one when that happens cause why not