I thought I was dreaming

I remember my childhood was full of hopes and dreams. 

In that time poverty couldn’t allow me to reach it    

I thought I would reach them in my motherland until I realized,

Until I realized the wars and starvation of the people in my country. 

Many years later it seemed to come true when I moved to Kabul.

It was the first dream of my life to go to school.

My dad started a good job with a good salary.

When we got a chance to move to the USA.

I was happy just like I am in the USA.

When I got on the airplane I thought that I was dreaming.

I came to the USA with big hopes. 

Thanks to Allah for the big kindness!!

~ Haroon Akhlas, 17 years old, Afghanistan