Mom’s Hands

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You prepared my books, polished my shoes.
You shook my teacher’s hand and told her to take care of me.

Hope Is Alive Again

champion team

People were inviting each other to pray together. When the team scored and we won the game, people were inviting each other to celebrate.

Marrying Young in Afghanistan

girl-rising

After two years, our neighbor was able to exchange one of their younger daughters, named Sunam, to another family who gave them a young girl who would marry their son with a mental disorder.

The Blue Cage

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I want to fly from this blue cage.
I want to feel love and peace.
I want to take a pen and write dreams of freedom on the world walls.

Why Do You Cry?

girl with toy

When they destroy your soul
When they see your happiness
They feel jealous.