Once in a while, the moon will be
perfect, with a luster that envelopes
the land. And the stars will shine
in entourage.

And it’s possible that once in a while,
the closed eyes of darkness will be illumined,
feel how life is beautiful and know
that life is short, but full of meaning.

Come. Be like the stars—
Start a new life full of love
for our homeland,
for our children who live here.

Once in a while, it’s time for more
than just thinking—but time to act
for our children who belong here
in the country we love.

By Yalda J.

Photo by Nasim Fekrat