AfghanistanJamal AbasiPoems

Responsibility

Jamal Abasi

Herat, Afghanistan

 

Teachers can bear great responsibility
With a few words they can shape you to be an important personality
Or an unimportant person whom no one will listen to
They are the ones who teach us to read and write
In a book I read that “Everyone is worth as much as he knows.”

I had a teacher in the 4th and 5th school year
Who had no financial problems
He travelled out to the furthest schools and villages
To teach there
I asked him: Why?
He answered:
For rich people’s children a teacher can always be found
There are other children who cannot go to school because they are poor
They more than anyone need schooling
Because they experience so much hardship at a young age
These are the children who need school
Because there is no philosopher or scientist
Who can bear toothache

 

Jamal Abasi (16)

came to Germany from Afghanistan four years ago. He likes poems because they communicate a lot and can express feelings that sometimes don’t fit into sentences. Apart from writing, in his spare time he takes an interest in literature, music and drama.