“I am burning,”
says the school.

“Who will save me?”
cries the school.

“Where are my students,
the teachers, our friends?”

“Why do the Taliban burn me?”
They are not literate.

Students fear.
Teachers receive threats,
get kidnapped, beheaded.

Friends, families fear.

Unread books are sad.
They too, burned
by guns that write with fire.

Knowledge, understanding

Is there anyone
any organization
any country
any international society
who will help us overcome our loss,
this war,
our Afghanistan?

We wait, hope, want.
Please, help us
invite the return of knowledge.

By Freshta