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Giving voice to displaced children and young people.

It needs courage to build a school!
It needs courage to touch children’s hearts!
It needs courage to welcome homelessness!
It needs courage to stand with us in one line!
It needs courage to open an educational house!
It needs courage to give hope for hopelessness!
It needs courage to give pens to those that have never touched a pen before!
It needs courage to paint the black and white world of the wounded!
It needs courage to advocate from silences!
It needs courage to give shelter to others!
It needs courage to stay a human!
It needs courage!
It need courage
It’s easy to destroy!
It’s easy to break hearts!
It’s easy to shout at the silenced!
It’s easy to close your eyes on truths!
It’s easy to hurt those who have been hurtled many times!
It’s easy to sit aside!
It’s easy to show your power against weaknesses!
It’s easy!
It’s easy !e of fascists and racists again!
We will and you will notice!

But, we will never give up!
We will build again, stronger than before!
We will help again more committed than before!
We will bring happiness and stay happy  happier than before!
We will make islands free


Parwana Amiri
Parwana Amiri, 16
Herat Province, Afghanistan

Published in Stone Soup Magazine, June 2021

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