We will rise like a bird in the blue sky of Afghanistan to bring peace
We will shine like a star in the dark sky of Afghanistan to bring brightness
We will rise like a sun to cover the darkness
We will stand like a stable mountain to reach our goals
We will plant like a gardener to raise our children
We will fall like a drop of rain to water our homeland
We will raise our hands to accomplish our dreams
Photo by Peter Turnley
Your images bring light and enlighten! Thank you
Beautiful imagery in this poem. The last line in particular is inspiring, as you look to attain what you have been searching for. Keep up the wonderful writing.
Pakiza, your vision for what Afghanistan could be like one day is inspiring. The imagery you used to describe your thoughts was beautiful. I hope that your dream for the future of Afghanistan comes true.
Pakiza, this poem is truly beautiful. Your hope for the future and the imagery associated is so inspiring. Hopefully someday strong women like you will make the Afghanistan you describe a reality. I truly hope that your dream comes true. Keep up the good work. You are so talented!
Dear Pakiza, extraordinary words yours! You have so many beautiful and inspiring hopes … I can see it comes from the essence of someone extremely generous that want a better life not only to you, but all Afghan women! You will get there, I am sure! Remember, if you want it very very hard, you will reach your goal. Don’t let anybody intimidate you. Believe in you, no matter what!
Pakiza, to you from me:
You will be the star that will lead Afghan women to promissing paths
You will be a voice of freedom to the ones which have lived behind the invisible bars of oppression
You will warm hearts marked by sadness and loneliness
You will be that giving hand to the ones who have forgotten what kindness mean after so much neglection
You will be relief to lives that have only known a painful existence
You will be a model of pride and braveness to your kids
You wil spread seeds of hope wherever you go and these seeds will make grown a better life to the ones that have lost themselves in dispair
You will make your country a fertile place where brave women have overcome all vicissitudes bcz they believe in their dreams
You will bring colors and joy to the ones that have lived under invisibility
You will be the wisdom that will overcome ignorance
You will empower Afghan women who will empower other generations on and on until a day no women in Afghanistan will live under abuse of any kind
You will all these things bcz you are made of love and compassion … love and compassion DO change lives and circunstances …
You will be successful bcz you ARE already successful by being this so amazing person!
You have all my deepest admiration. My prayers are with you. You are such an inspiration to me as well …
Thank you Pakiza for being you and making me proud of being a woman!
A very big hug to you who I want to call my friend from now on.
Pakiza, thank you so much for your message. What a wonderful surprise! 🙂 I felt so touched and so close to you. I really appreciate your gesture! Count on my as your audience, admirer, and friend.
you are really really welcome. What a wonderful surprise and joy! 🙂
This is so beautiful. Keep on writing, dear friend!
Sending you peace and love,
How inspiring! I love it! This opened my eyes so much! This is a guy replying with the help of a female friend.
Thank you for sharing your story- so brave.
Lucy and Eric
Beautiful. I love this poem. I want to share it with my students.