Say goodbye love,
I’m only going to school, I’ll see you later.
She said, before she perished
Now you’re in my prayers forever
Now we cannot pray together
All I have is this shock, pain and silence
My tears just won’t stop
I drop, to my knees
Asking, Pleading, Screaming
God! Tell me this is not true. Please!
I’m gasping for air, I just can’t breathe
They lift me up
They try to calm me down
I’ve lost my child! I shout!
I crumble to the ground
I run outside,
I see my neighbour
Sitting on the street
She doesn’t blink or try to speak
I’m told she lost her children too,
Mohammed, Ayesha and Mariam. All three.
I take her hand and hold it tight
I wipe my tears and try to fight
It’s not just my child
They were not just somebody’s children
They were children for the future
Now they’re children of heaven
This isn’t just their issue, It’s our issue,
Stand up world.
Pray for the children who were killed today.
Pray for Peshawar
Pray for a better world.