Trust an empty soil and it will grow a flower
for you whether or not you’ve seeded it. Trust is the origin of nature.
If we trust ourselves to do the things we want, we will do them.
Trust is the basis of a married life
in the union of two persons, or in a family.
If you decide to believe in someone, you will already think better of her.
By trusting people, I can do my best for them,
and if I think a person trusts in me, I must do better. I will.
Trust is in prayers, that the words of a human are heard by God.
Without trust, we would not step forward. Trust is the future.
The Kabul Writers
Editor’s note: This poem was written by AWWP women writers in Kabul at an AWWP workshop. Each writer contributed a line.