I am raised with fire, guns, dust and smoke,
I have traveled around world, but nothing felt like home
I am a dreamer; I am a believer,
I dare to face the world with its thorns.
I am a black, I am a white, I am a colorful glow of light.
I am a fighter, I am a lover, and stand always with what is right.
I still have to go on a way so long,
I am a patriot from Afghanistan.

Shakir Majeedi ’07, CDE

Photo by Kevin Kennefick, 2007