The Battle


Joanna Lee

Author Nour Rajha explains the inspiration of the graphic, “The character is trapped in a clear box, unable to solve the conflicts going on outside. Even if she tries, no one can hear her.”

The voice,
That no one wants to hear.

The heart,
Where no one wants to get near.

The mediator,
Unable to stop the war.

The friend,
That you will eventually ignore.

The hopeful,
Whose power is drained.

The logical,
Being driven insane.

The one who wants to help,
And is being punished for it.

But also needs help.
And can’t find one bit.

A grenade,
Just about to explode.

Damaging nothing,
Along the empty road.