"Hiwarouna is a continuous invitation to start over, a ground for rapprochement, a balcony overlooking greener paths, and an opportunity to soar into wider horizons.
This is where we started from..." ~ Obeida Issam
Obeida wrote a poem during his participation in the first workshop of Hiwarouna in 2018 and gave it as a gift for his friends in the workshop. Then he participated in a writing contest, organized by the United Nations Development Program in Iraq in 2020. His poem won second place for the writing for community cohesion competition.
Some modifications were made to the text to produce an operetta for peace.