My country
I made you a battlefield
But now I will make you a green field

My country
I will keep you away from wars
I will rid you of all arms

My country
I hope you improve
I myself will prove it

Day and night I will try
Because I want to see you new
I don’t want any more fighting in my country

I want peace
I am tired of violence
I don’t want to be silent

My poor Afghan sister
You have seen a lot of disaster
And harshness against women

Afghan women!
Your dreams will be reality tomorrow
And you will be happy like a swallow

If you try to fly in the sky
Then you will never cry
Don’t think about the bad things

Just keep your eyes on your ways
You are the future of this country
And I will be the witness

By Mahsa, age 13