We think too much and feel too little.
— Charlie Chaplin
Because we cannot live without each other,
Because our hearts are made of this thing called love,
Because we can use her name
Light your way from darkness.
Love others to be loved.
Respect others to be respected.
Be alive but live for others
Love doesn’t prefer—she is only honest.
Allah first made our hearts with love.
This world, made for us, in the name of love,
For us to be together
We must live in peace—without fight.
Love makes no choices, she doesn’t prefer.
What kind of person can do this work of forgiveness—for
work it is, the work of love.
Because we feel too little when we think only
of ourselves. Allah has forgiven us
for our mistakes
Be with each other, sisters.
Love is the goal, goodness the character.
A human life to live—
Because we only want a good life.
Because we only want to try.
Because we mean to have love in our one precious,
holy life. We are all just searching,
searching to feel secure,
Because we cannot live without each other.
Try those things that not everyone is able to do.
Because love is happiness—
the doorway to forgiveness
The warm spirit of love breeds the comfort of forgiveness.
Leave behind your inner fears.
We cannot buy this love we need—it is not
Because we can do good when someone else has done bad,
Because we know the answer is goodness
This we know.
Play on the piano, the keys of my heart—
black, white, red and all the notes
Of love will make the song of love
Because we share our soul.
By the Kabul Writers: Sayara, Tamana, Basbibi, Maryam, Zahra, Seema, Basima, Asma, Yalda J.
This work was supported by the Fetzer Institute