If I Meet God

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Everything in this world is beautiful
That was only what I heard in my childhood
When I got older I got to know the real world thinking
About the god who created me

Loya Jirga: A Waste of Time and Money?

karzai departing loya jirga

For such an important decision we should include new well educated politicians with fresh ideas. We should not be relying on the same group of warlords who contributed to the destruction of our country for many years.

More Than Fifty of My People Were Killed Today…

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The innocent children – whose only hope was to wake up the next morning and play and who dreamed of the future just like any other children – took their wishes to the grave again.

Small Heart

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There are no broken flowers here,
no dry leaves. Only
the voices of the birds, singing songs,
celebrating new life.

My Hapless Home

bombsite in Kabul

I recognize nothing on these streets of war
Everything has changed.

Why I Write

lioness with cub

When I feel hurt
Lost
Tired of life
I write

Drops of Rain

rain on window

Today it would be tricky to walk down the
alley but as I went down my road, I
skipped around the holes like I had wings to fly.

My Father, My Hero

Man with sack

You faced many difficulties because of me,
worked through the cold and hot weather
with tears in your eyes and calluses on your hands.

Ume

mother and baby daughter

I didn’t know walking but you showed me walking.
I didn’t know talking but you showed me talking.

Wishes

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Time doesn’t know the value of friendship
Or the value of tears in the sea