Rua’s poem was found in a damaged UNRWA school in Gaza.
“Do not panic from facing hard times
It strengthens your heart, gives you the taste of healthiness,
Supports and empowers you, enhances your vision,
And shows your patience.
Hope is a wonderful friend that might disappear
But it will never betray.
Happiness is inside your home
Do not search for it in the gardens of strangers.”
Rua’ Kdeih, August 2014