The Afghan Dream

ahmadjahidsakhi
Posted July 28, 2017 from Afghanistan

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.

This story was submitted in response to #YouthLogOn.

Comments 8

Log in or register to post comments
Jill Langhus
Jul 29, 2017
Jul 29, 2017

Hi Ahmad. Welcome to the World Pulse community:-) Thanks for sharing your sad story/reality. I'm so glad to see that you are optimistic about your future and peace. I believe it is possible, too. I'm looking forward to seeing more stories from you. As a side note, please note your personal information can be viewed by anyone as World Pulse is a public forum, in case you would like to modify your contact details in the "how to get involved" section. Thanks, and have a great day.

ahmadjahidsakhi
Jul 31, 2017
Jul 31, 2017

Thank you very much Jlanghus. 

Jill Langhus
Aug 01, 2017
Aug 01, 2017

You're welcome:-)

Sally maforchi Mboumien
Jul 31, 2017
Jul 31, 2017

Hello Ahmad

Welcome to Worldpulse. I am really touched by this write up. It is common place for communities with unrest to have such level of human rights abuse. I am encouraged by your optimism in the following lines "I say that peace is possible! We should turn our dream to reality. We should never give up. Never. Never. Never Give Up."

Keep us posted at all times

ahmadjahidsakhi
Jul 31, 2017
Jul 31, 2017

Thank you very much Sally. 

Lily Habesha
Aug 04, 2017
Aug 04, 2017

Ahmad,

I like your NEVERs.

Don't give up. It's only hope that keeps us going. Some countries like Somalia...which are torn apart, I always pity them.

When I was young Sudan was just apeacful country, now...they are Two countries. SOuth and North. South is ...almost same with yours.

For some political issues, or some people's interest...innocent people, women, kids, elderly people are driving out of their home...dying out there.

Keep believing, the peaceful day will come.

Lily

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 04, 2017
Aug 04, 2017

Hello Ahmad,

No one should have to experience what you and your family have been through. As others have mentioned, your determination to remain optimistic is beautiful and so necessary. This is leadership, and your family and community will benefit from your strong and determined words. Welcome to World Pulse. I hope you feel the support here. We are working together for change.

Tam

Evelyn Fonkem
Aug 07, 2017
Aug 07, 2017

Hello Ahmad,

Your story is so pathetic.I have always imagined how life in Afghan can be any time I watch CNN or Aljazeera.God saved your life for a purpose and I believe as a youth,you will bring lasting change in Afghan.Thanks for speaking out.