I fell in love with my neighbors' daughter
I wanted to protect and support her
Never mind I'm just 12 and a quarter
I had dreams beyond our border
Fatima was his neighbor and in his naïvety (shown by him adding quarter years to his age, something children do to sound older), he dreamed that he could protect her and that they would one day move to a peaceful land.
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