Ashraf Ghani,

you are an Afghan:
independent, strong.

You are an Afghan:
realistic, reliable.

You are an Afghan:
initiator, implementer.

And we, Afghans—
are proud of your
leading, proud of you,


Be loyal, wise, and we
will support you through
all. You

have given hope
to the eyes of the old,
           the eyes of the child,

the eyes of the women,
to eyes of every Afghan,
           and every Afghan

is proud of you.

By Pakiza

Photo by Christof Sonderegger