A Special Letter to Support the White Wings; Ibtihal Alkhateeb

The difference between the ones who search for light

And the ones who are accustomed to darkness is

As the difference between butterflies and cockroaches

Light frights

It reveals secrets and

Most prefer to let and forget

Hoping it would disappear with time progression

As if keeping a fence around a bee nest securely tight

Would keep the bees from reproduction

They cocoon in the secure zone of darkness, alert

With fear and distrust

Light may penetrate the iris

It may reflect things

They prefer not to see and regret

These are the majorities in our countries

While minorities are as butterflies

They keep circling around the source of light

Insistent even when they know for sure that

This path may lead to their destruction

Butterflies live in meadows and gardens

Among flowers and roses aplenty

Sacrificing their lives as bounty

Commuting love to lovers

Gifting  life to others and

Value their own to the great errands


Cockroaches, on the other hand, disperse as soon as

We turn on the light

Fearful for their own lives

That’s why they multiply and

This is how they


They demolish our food while

Butterflies die to revive

The cycle of life

Building is hard labor while

Demolishing is as easy as

A bird’s flight

Only the courageous with guts can

And will continue to bring change

And to adjust our retina to light

For the only way to solve our problems

Is to face them in broad daylight

Support freedom of speech

Fight ignorance and lies

Ride on the white wings of Ibtihal Alkhateeb

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mozart
    Feb 15, 2010 @ 07:33:31

    IMO women today have bigger influence into changing our society than men .

    best of luck to dr ibtihal


    • AyyA
      Feb 16, 2010 @ 19:31:46

      Apparently women in our society have more guts than men, I remember the first protesters against Iraqi invasion I saw in Kuwait were mostly women and children.
      Regards and thanks for sharing


  2. sawsanah
    Feb 15, 2010 @ 09:37:47

    شفت مقابلة الدكتورة إبتهال وتابعت ردود الفعل وكالعادة هجوم وتكفير والذي منه,, تحياتي لهذه المراة الحرة الشجاعة

    يجب ان نكون كلنا إبتهال


    • AyyA
      Feb 16, 2010 @ 19:34:08

      بل نحن بالفعل كلنا إبتهال، فصوتها في الواقع هو صوتنا المخنوق
      شكرا لمشاركتك حبيبتي


  3. white wings
    Feb 15, 2010 @ 21:47:07

    Words are light dear, and it is you who shed them in our way all the time
    The important thing is for the search to continue…
    Every search has its obstacles, but they give…perspective, so, lets search and ask and…live..
    Thank you Ayya…I am short of words
    Ebtehal Al-Khateeb


    • AyyA
      Feb 16, 2010 @ 19:56:01

      Sweet White Wings
      We all complete each other sweetie, synchronize like an orchestra to play a symphony of freedom, and the symphony has to continue until it reaches all ears. Thanks for taking the lead in distributing our symphony to a larger audience. Thanks for volunteering to take the blow for us alone, thanks for your elegance and consistency in fighting ignorance, and rest assure that we are watching and protecting your back. As Soso said; we are all Ibtihal. You go girl, you rock


  4. د.ماجد عساف
    Mar 07, 2010 @ 00:53:14

    د. ابتهال الخطيب
    تحية حب واحترام من القلب
    أنت رمز رمز المرأة العلمانية اللليبرالية والسياسية الثائرة
    أنت غيفارا المؤنثة
    إلى الأمام
    د.ماجد عساف


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