A web editor signing offPosted: 2015/10/31
Text: Solveig Hansen
After many years of delivering web editor services to IFLAC, it is time for me to leave. It has been a voluntary job that has been driven by idealism, but also these jobs require a lot of time investment and I have too many other projects that require my time. So, it is goodbye and good luck from me.🙂
I would like to thank our readers and followers, and I hereby hand over the keys to Motti Gerner, who is the IFLAC radio director and web editor of the Hebrew IFLAC site.
Some of the projects I have enjoyed most all these years are the children’s peace poetry contests and the IFLAC Children’s Peace Train Poetry Festival we organized in 2014. I edited the festival e-book below. Read it and be inspired.
I leave you with this poem by Hasan Dokhan, written for our 2013 poetry contest for children:
By Hasan Dokhan, Israel, 2013
Amer is a naïve smiling man, all the people love him.
One day he goes with his neighbors to the market
In the big city to enjoy himself.
He stops in the center of the road,
He sees a battalion of soldiers that are carrying
Guns and sharp tools.
He wonders and asks who are these men
And where are they going?
A man answers – they are our soldiers
They are going to the war.
He wonders more
And asks what are they doing in the war?
The man answers: they burn and kill and steal.
Amer shakes his head and the tears flow from his eyes.
He asks: why are they fighting?
The man answers – to reach peace.
Amer thinks and then he says: to reach peace
They are killing innocent children and destroying homes
And burning fields! It is strange!
Amer becomes an angry man
He does not laugh or smile anymore.
Dear peace, come and paint
On people’s faces a great smile again.
IFLAC Children’s Peace Train Poetry Festival e-book: