“To Dream to Be Alone”
Fatma leans over her birthday cake (a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, chosen because it is Fatma’s mother’s favourite cake instead of Fatma’s preferred carrot cake), as her 7 siblings impatiently squawk for Fatma to blow out the candles so they can wolf down the dessert.
Her mind wanders as she ponders what to wish for, and the loud bustling of her family slowly fades away as an empty calmness creeps in…
What would it be like to be alone
No one bothering me on the phone
I’d make cheese sammiches 3 times a day
Then sit and eat carrots while I draw away
Finally living life being second to none
I wouldn’t have to care about anyone
No more worries, no more stress
No longer having to clean up another’s mess
I wish I could be, with no friends or family
Just exist by myself as I drink cups of tea…
A loud shriek pierces Fatma’s reverie as her younger brothers start slapping each other, snapping Fatma back to reality.
Fatma blows out her candle, and gets back to the birthday party her family wanted.
(Happy Birthday to the wonderfully talented and amazing Fatma! Check out her work on Fatma Loves to Draw and her brilliant Sketchbooking site.)
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