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Your bullets are biting me
Someone said you’re the enemy
I look around; I look closely
You are just a lost child
In the wrinkles of a bitter man

Your hatred is killing me
Someone said you’re the enemy
I shake my head; I seize my heart
You are just a fooled pawn
In the chessboard of a liar’s game

Your fear is chasing me
Someone said you’re the enemy
I bend my knees; I pray you see
You are just a dying soul
In the bloody fray of the frontline 

Project Awal: Songs of Peace in a City of War | Janielle Beh

[Cover Photo: A coalition force soldier greeted by a local boy in Kandahar province, 2013 / Joshua Kruger] 

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Welcome to my wayfaring world of stories. I’m a traveling musician and music educator from Melbourne living in Kabul, Afghanistan. Join me on my quest to embrace people of peace in tough places, inspire creative education where none exists, spark conversations that challenge the status quo, and collaborate with like-minded young people to catalyze a movement of peacemaking through acts of compassion and creativity among the young and free. As a nomad at heart, my ‘home’ is wherever I journey with people on the ground and discover life on the frontiers.