As the vast blue sea sparkles under the sun
The volunteers wait for the bus to come…
Introductions are made, jobs offered – assigned
To me, 22 others and a good friend of mine.
We've come to give a good time (at the Tel Baruch beach)
To Muslim women and children who don't have the beach in their reach.
From the Occupied Territories – Judah and Shomron
To the North Tel Aviv Beach in a special marked zone.
For most, it's their first time to be by the sea
To be courted and played with – but most to be free.
The bus finally comes and our friends come out into the sun
To "Welcomes" "Mar Haba" Now it's time to have fun.
They walk toward the beach full of good cheer and laughter
This is exactly what the organizers are after.
This is what PEACE looks like…it's not so demanding
This is our way to make right a huge misunderstanding.
We are all good on both sides – We know this of YOU
"Minelbahar" is proving that this too is true.
Then one fully dressed woman – braver than others
runs into the small surf – in front of children and mothers
First they just look, a few come test the waters
Then slowly they wade in with their sons and their daughters.
Written by: Monic Kisos