One of the highlights – among many – of BL4P Turkey 2016, was Creative Expression Night. Participants sketched, painted, wrote, and composed artwork, poetry, and songs to convey their stories and hearts for peace.
Zubyeir, a Syrian, who like many other Syrian participants at the camp, had been forced to flee his homeland due to war, made his first foray into the world of poetry that night. He later spoke of the inspiration that led to his first ever poem.
It’s so beautiful to make friendships with people who can make peace everywhere. I’m so glad to have met so many people I can trust in and with whom I can build awesome things together. BL4P was a spectacular experience for me for several reasons, one being that I wrote my first poem – it was a pleasure to write my first poem about peace. It was an emotional moment for me.
I believe in peace and I believe in myself more than before. I believe in my friends from different countries. I believe we can do and make and build peace which rules everywhere, because we are strong; not strong with our bodies and our power but because we are strong with our feelings and our hearts and our souls.