These days
I am afraid to go on social media
I don’t have strength for more bad news
There is silence in Afghanistan
There is no smile on the people’s lips

These days
Our leaders are busy with their business
They forget their promises
Our leaders lose our trust
We need support

These days
We are missing our loved ones
Allah is sad about Afghans
People are depressed
The children’s tears fall in silence

These days
We have grief
Grief for Jalalabad’s innocent martyrs
Grief for Badakhshan’s champions
Grief for our kidnapped compatriots of Ghazni

By Sayara

Art by Surian Soosay