My Allah

All praises to you
My kind almighty

We worship you
Only you

Open the doors of hope
Bless us

My Allah, hear me!
End the war in our country

We cannot tolerate
Suicide attacks

One person kills himself
A generation dies

Sahar Gul is tortured in torment
Najeba died from stoning

You created women
Equal to men

You gave us freedom to live
Help us find the right way

My Allah, red color is nice on roses
But I am tired of seeing blood in the streets of Kabul

Let humans grow peace
Instead of suicide

Guide us to understand
Humans are part of the same body

Close the doors of enmity
As you close the doors of hell

Forgive us
For our faults

God, my Allah
You are kind, you are great, you are king

By Norwan

Photo: Sunday, July 19, 2012, marked the end of holy fasting month of Ramadan. It has been a deadly month in Afghanistan with more than forty international troops killed and dozens of civilians also murdered. (Musadeq Sadeq/Associated Press).


  1. Norwan,

    You show your desire for peace and equality, beautifully.

    Thank you,


  2. This is so beautiful, Norwan!

  3. A beautiful, heartfelt poem, Norwan. Your talent as a writer gives voice to the needs of your country — and your poetry always astonishes me with its power!

  4. Alexis Wiggins says:

    A devastating and beautiful peace. This line:

    “One person kills himself
    A generation dies”

    really chilled me, as did the image of the rose vs. blood. A sad and necessary prayer here. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Ashleigh says:

    Such a powerful poem. I loved the comparisons that you used and the way you worded all your lines. They really made an impact on me. I feel that everyone understands where you’re coming from with your writing. All we want is peace and no more war.

    This poem gives me hope of freedom and hope that everything will be okay in the end.

  6. I found this poem to be very inspiring. what striked me that I found was important was that you felt very passionate about ending the suffering about ending all the chaos and the one way that you did that was you prayed to god the one person that could make anything possible. Hopefully your tragedy ends soon. Great work job well done

  7. I like how the poem goes from the peacefulness of Allah and goes to the suffering of the country at the end. Its very powerful and striking especially in the “One person kills himself, a generation dies” part; really striking. Great poem!

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