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Murderers have Facebook too

By taking off the mask, published on Apr 23, 2011

I recently saw a post on someone’s Status update of a link to a particular persons profile page. I clicked on it to find the face I have recently seen on the internet, I was staring at the picture of a killer (posing for his Facebook profile picture). I started immediately translating his facebook statues updates from Arabic to English hoping to find things like “I hate Jews” or “let’s kill some Jews today” obviously I came back with nothing. The most I got was that ‘it’s hard to find a woman worth making sacrifices for’, pretty boring. I realized killers aren’t always people you’d suspect,... (more)


R.I.P Daniel Viflic

By taking off the mask, published on Apr 18, 2011

Daniel Viflic was a 16 year old boy who lives in my neighborhood. His sister goes to the same school as my own little sister. His neighbor is friends with my boss. Although I did not know him personally I feel somehow close to him.

Daniel went to go visit his grandmother in the western Negev. He was friends with a school bus driver and was able to hitch a ride with him. There were over 40 children on the bus not long before the anti-tank missile hit the school bus. When this occurred it was just Daniel and the driver still on the bus. The missile fired by Hamas, sent Daniel into critical... (more)


The Devil Found Me

By taking off the mask, published on Apr 12, 2011

The devil penetrated my brain

And told me to hand over my soul

He locked my heart with a chain

Playing his evil role

I suddenly forgot

All my wishes and dreams

Got caught up in this plot

Fell for his schemes

I tried to resist and lean on you

But death seemed so serene



My Disease

By taking off the mask, published on Apr 10, 2011

Meeting people is my disease

I was diagnosed at birth

When the nurse took me into her hands

She labeled me with this curse

And ever since I’ve been suffering

Getting sicker in the summer

And hopeful in the winter

But sick with it all year

I try to find a cure

Look for a remedy

But instead I increase my popularity

So tired of trying to fight it

Too lazy to try

Meeting new people

Is my illness

Not my crime



It's Over

By taking off the mask, published on Apr 7, 2011

It’s over

Totally Over

Completely over

100% over

I breathe and repeat it over

And over

And over in my head

But the trouble is telling you

Those two simple words

That are impossible to say

When you spend the entire conversation

Telling me everything a girl wishes her guy would say

And meaning every word

Saying how much you love me

And how beautiful I am to you

How do I say we’re done?

When I already planned on marrying you

How do I tell you I had enough?

When just... (more)



By taking off the mask, published on Apr 2, 2011

Remaining silent

Used to seem impossible

I used to bite my tongue

Hoping not to let my words slip

I’d listen to every word

That came from your two thin lips

I’d hit a boiling point

And tell you “you are wrong”

Or shut up in a politer manner

This led hell to break loose

Now I know better

I glued my lips shut

Ignore your rants

Try not to take anything personally

And always remind myself

You are just irrational

Close minded

And all together a real screw up

When I remember... (more)


I Am Not...

By taking off the mask, published on Mar 31, 2011

Yes, you are correct…


I am not


I am not


I am not


I am not


I am not

A child

I am not

Yet that’s how I feel

That's what I see

and that's what's real to me



The Bear in the Cage

By taking off the mask, published on Mar 28, 2011

I watch the bear from behind my Camera lens

He seemed sad


Maybe even depressed

I watch him with care

I snap away

Trying to capture the pain

The miserable creature that sat in a “cage”

For our entertainment and pleasure

All eyes on him

No privacy

Everyone wanting a closer look

Desiring to get a little closer

And some even dare to wish to touch his soft fur

I try to feel his grief and his sorrow

But I realize I don’t have to try

I am no different than the bear

In the... (more)


Caught at a Crossroad

By taking off the mask, published on Mar 27, 2011

Caught at a crossroad

Yet I already made up my mind

The trouble is telling you

In words that won’t destroy you

You know full well that I love you too

But I am already wearing an invisible engagement ring from him

You try to forget my religion won’t allow me to marry you

So you ask me to say yes to you

How do I tell you how much you mean to me

When you’ve always been forbidden to me

People say follow your heart

But nothing is ever that easy

The hardest part is knowing how well you’d treat me

You even told... (more)


Living in a Stolen Land

By taking off the mask, published on Mar 26, 2011

The Florida reporter thanked me again for my time, while his partner who recorded the interview smiled and nodded. I smiled and wished them luck and ran toward my bus stop or rather away from the 74’s stop. The incident that day took place 2 bus stops from where I needed to wait for my bus. I know lighting never strikes twice in the same place, so that left me with some relief. I knew the Arabs wouldn’t try blowing up the same bus stop again that same night, so I stood in the cold feeling somewhat safe yet at the same time not safe at all. I was supposed to be there. Every day I am at the... (more)


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