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I am Khalid

I am caring
I wonder how my daughters feel
I hear laughing with joy
I see my daughter scared sometimes
I want my daughters to be strong like me

I am caring

 

I pretend that I am winning a running race
I feel my legs are very powerful
I touch my legs and I feel them getting stronger

I worry I may not win the race
I cry if I lose because I trained for years


I am caring

I understand that my daughters might do something unsafe

I say that I will always be with my daughters
I dream my daughters will be working hard
I try to make my daughters brave

I hope one day my daughters will be strong

I am caring