My beautiful homeland
My sad homeland
My homeland, planted with the love of Mem û Zîn1
The homeland on which victims‘ blood was shed
The homeland that put my brother in prison
The homeland in which my sister goes to school
The homeland that was built with my mother’s tears and the strength of my father’s back
The homeland in my heart

  • 1 National epic by the Kurdish poet Ehmedê Xanî, an equivalent to Romeo and Juliet