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3D soldier walking with his head down
Your Return
Rain was pelting against my window as I sat alone. It was a mercilessly long cold winter that turned everything...
My World
My affinity to you grows by day. People come and go, but you stay. You’re rooted deep down in my...
Fading beauty
Fading Beauty
Your beauty is impeccable. You’re the embodiment of perfection. I like to contemplate your face and relaxed gestures to see...
Only You
Palestine is my homeland. A place with expansive green-coated hills and perfumed lavender fields. As they there's no place like home.
Another Attack
Releasing emotions I thought I had a lot to say after the last military attack over Gaza. I wanted to...
girl in book-min
In A Bookless World
Reading isn't only a habit. It's an escape from the harsh reality I live under. The occupation and oppression. It's part of my healing.
Never Forgotten
I’ll always remember your sweet face.Your gentle words and ways.You only spoke to heal, not hurt.You let me lean on...
Spark of Life
I saw you smile and I gazed Was there anything that would make a person smile in my wounded city?...
A Goodbye
Losing a childhood friend is more than losing a person. It's losing a part of you because you shared many happy moments together.
A gust of wind blows carrying rain It hits my face But I’m not bothered It’s nature reminding us That...
My Speech at Malaysia Conference
Standing with Palestinian ex-prisoner Samar Sbeih at a conference in Malaysia dedicated to Palestinian Prisoners.
writer girl
Healing Words
I owe you so much. When you came into my life, I learned to laugh again. Not because you kept...
Life Flies
Life is flying by too quickly for me and I can’t hold on. Like I’m in a race car without...
Heart and Mind
At times she wondered what her life would’ve been like if she’d spent the greater part of it in beauty...
My Homeland
They asked me if I wanted to go back to my country, and I said yes.  ‘But you’ll get killed...
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My Child
She loved to caress her child as he slept in her arms. He was getting too big to be held,...
Till death do us part
The assortment of flowers he bought was always unique. Sometimes it was all red roses, sometimes white carnations and daffodils....
Untrodden Lands
I think of all the places I haven’t been to. To see waterfalls, I turn to the virtual world created...
Letting Go
Freedom fighters put their lives on the line for the sake of their people. They deserve all the medals of honor.
A Force of Nature
I bid you farewell and my heart sank. I knew I may never see you again. You took steady steps and sacrificed your soul so I can live.

About Me

Rana Shubair is a Palestinian writer. She specializes in English language training, testing and translation. Working with young people has given her the chance to understand their dreams and the energy that lies within. She sees her job as a chance to instill hope and motivation in their lives so they may take towards accomplishing their dreams.

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