The sound of new years is different depending on who you are and where you are born. – Something which you have no control over. 

On one side we have our children. – On the other side we have those.
Picture by Starnlyi


I wrote down how some children are experiencing these times. Here it comes:
  • One child hears fireworks and runs to the window, to watch. – The other child sees from hiding, his whole family get shoot.
     
  • One child cries because of the loud noises coming from the fireworks. – The other one because the soldiers are firing at them.
     
  • One child cries because the firework blew up in his hand. – The other one because he is about to take his last breath, before he is shoot.
     
  • One child cries because he fell from his bike. – The other one because the soldier took his bike at gunpoint.
     
  • One child cries because he doesn’t like his food. – The other one of happiness because he finally found something to eat.
     
  • One child is hospitalized because he was standing too close to illegal fireworks and it blew up on the ground. – The other one because so many of his bones are broken, after being pulled out from under what used to be his home.
     
  • One child cries because his parent won’t buy him the teddy bear he wants. – The other one just saw all his siblings and friends get blown up by a teddy bear.
     
  • One child cries because he does not want to wear shorts. – The other one has been wearing the same clothes for a month.
     
  • One child cries because he doesn’t want to go to school. – The other one because he was late for school and just saw it blow up.

  • One child cries because his parent wants him to get a job. – The other one because he can’t find one, so he can feed his siblings.
     
  • One child cries because he doesn’t want to get vaccinated. – The other one because the hospital just got attacked, where he is admitted.
     
  • One child smiles because his parents hug him. – The other one because he finally got a little water after walking for miles in the heat.
     
  • One child looks at the fireworks with excitement. – The other one wondering if the bombs the plane is dropping, will reach him.
     
  • One child is continuously asking for things he thinks will make him happy. – The other one is dead inside.
     
It is just another new year. 
Just another life.