Hey life, we are so tired of you! We know that you are not entirely responsible for our situation. But leave us in peace, please. For many Afghans, dying is better than living. Living in a war-torn country is not an easy thing. People do not have peace or comfort. A few short minutes difference can determine if you lose your life to a bomb explosion or pass the site without any injury.
I was the first son of my family to be born in a hospital, the rest were born in our khana (house). Five minutes after we left the hospital, my parents were stunned by the sound of a bomb explosion. When we arrived at home, my family heard on the radio that the bomb had killed more than ten people in front of the hospital where I was born. If we did not leave the hospital at the moment that we did, we would have been killed.
In Afghanistan, people are killed in bomb explosions on a regular basis. Too often, women become widows and children become orphans, leaving them desperate to meet their basic needs. Those orphans will not have time to study when they begin working to find food for their broken families and struggle to help them survive. The tears of crying babies, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, husbands, and wives when they lose one of their family members in bomb explosions hurts so much. Afghans lose their family members too often. For those Afghans, dreams for the future are dreams that will never come true.
We Afghans are hungry for peace, security, and opportunities. We lack vital opportunities and basic necessities. Good hospitals in Afghanistan are scarce. Pregnant women die from lack of access to good hospital services. Our children attend schools without buildings and study in yards, not inside classrooms.
We always dream of peace. Our people say that peace is an impossible dream, that we will never reach it. They say that life is not something that we should dream about or expect anything from. But I disagree and I say that peace is possible! We should turn our dream to reality. We should never give up. Never. Never. Never Give Up.