Yemen is not only significant to me; it represents me. Yemen for me is my country and all of its 22 cities.  I  have visited about 10 cities but I stayed in Taiz Sana mostly, and a little bit in Aden.  I  also lived in Ibb.  I like Sana, and in Aden, these places say many things to me: Come to the park to play with your friends.  In the park, I can hear my friends. And I was usually playing soccer with my best friend, it was so fun.  

Yemen is more than a country; for me, it is like a mother.  My memories, for example, my house was so much bigger than Brooklyn, it had a courtyard with a tree.  When I felt sad or bored or alone, I would go there to sit and think. I disliked Yemen when the war happened, and what’s important is it is still my home that I love no matter what happens. 

When I lived in Yemen, if I was sick, tired, or feeling terrible, I would go to my grandmother Rhama and see her, and she would talk to me about life. I would feel better.  She alwys said things like, “You have to brave and finish school, and come back to see us in Yemen.” 

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December 10, 2021 7:40 pm

This is quite heartwarming, I hope you get to go back to Yemen soon and see your family.

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