AfghanistanPoemsZahra Sharifi

Buildings of the Future

Zahra Sharifi

Ghazni, Afghanistan


Every building was once a simple sketch.
So do not be deceived.
Your Now need not be your Soon.
What is important
is to believe in yourself,
not to lose hope.
That you shape the sketch into a building,
take your own future in hand.
With mindfulness and effort
everyone can build a good future.


Zahra Sharifi (13)

came to Germany from Afghanistan three years ago. She now lives with her parents and two brothers in an apartment in Berlin-Charlottenburg and attends the Rudolf Dörrier Primary School. She likes karate and wishes there would be no more wars, so that all people can have a good future.