Afghan Women's Writing Project
Give me clear thought beauty of stars untouched peace
Give me spirit comfort power
Give me glitter gifts glory
Give me decision action success
Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Asma, this poem prayer is lovely. I enjoyed reading it so much.
~~Wishing and praying you receive all the things you ask for,
I love this Asma! Especially the line, “give me glitter.” There is so much ugliness in the world but the stars are always beautiful and always comforting. Good luck to you. Pam
When I am back in the classroom, I will definitely share this poem with students. I will ask them to write their own evening prayers, using yours as a model.
This was a beautiful prayer. I especially enjoyed the part “Give me clear thought beauty of stars
untouched peace”. It reminds me of the character, Laila, in A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. Where you write “Give me decision action success” is what made me think of her. She was an intelligent young woman always looking for a way to take action. It is these qualities in her that drove her to have a better life. In the end of the story she becomes a teacher, which to her and her family is a great success.
Dear Asma, Thank you for sharing this. I too look to the calm sky at night. Even though sometimes it is covered by clouds. Please keep on writing, you do have talent. Also keep looking to the calm night sky, it will always be there to help you. -Katie T.
I really enjoyed this poem. Often when I am having trouble sleeping at night, I go and sit outside to watch the stars. While I am doing this, I often think about different things that are going on in my life. I think about the things that are going well and the things that are not going so well. I often come up with good ideas about how to change the things that are not going so well in my life. It sounds to me that you sometimes do the same thing. In my opinion, the night time is the best time to go out and just be alone with your own thoughts. I hope that you can continue to enjoy calm nights and I look forward to reading more beautiful poems such as this one in the future!
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