Hanan Adi


Senior Peer Reviewer. Former Write the World young writer, now mentoring other WtW young writers through peer reviews!

Message to Readers

There is power in each of us.
Never forget that.

The World Shall Not Forget

January 2, 2019

PROMPT: 2019

For a year to remember:

2000 fireworks, set off at midnight

365 beginnings

1 pair good shoes—for all the steps we’re going to take

11 pep-talks—one per month; this is the first

Snow, to taste

Humour, to taste

120 cold days—to teach us hardihood

1 frozen lake

1 pair of skates

200 warm days—to rejoice in

Rain, sun, flowers, puddles, to taste

23 ice cream-cones

45 sweltering days—to teach us what climate change means

30 days of thirst—ditto

1 submerged island—ditto. *can be substituted with:
- 1 tsunami

2 lost elections—to remind us to speak louder

56 demonstrations,
- 9 of which dispersed with tear-gas—because we refuse to be


14 political prisoners—to expose the face of oppression

1 pair spare shoes—for when the good shoes wear out

Lots of hugs

2 murders—to teach us the value of life

17 kisses—from all the best people

1 won election—the triumph of democracy

5 ceasefires—when 7 billion people realize we are all one

1 massive averted famine; following which:
- 318 NGO aid missions to former warzones; includes:
- 10 boxes of Band-Aids—for when the spare shoes wear out

8 nights of tears—for when words cannot express gratitude

A supermoon—for the wonder of it

1 boy or girl—best between ages 12 and 20
1 resolution: “I will change the world.”



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  • _________

    A good resolution! :D

    about 2 years ago