We are little flowers,
don’t let us die,
we are fragile.
If you throw stones our
stems will break.
Don’t hit us, we are
precious in your life.

We are little flowers that can make your
garden beautiful.
We need shade,
love, care. Our dreams can make your life
sweet. We are strong, don’t force us to be
weak and die in the wind.

If you don’t make us cry, we will
make you smile.
Our colors and scents will
turn our land beautiful.
We are Afghan women, the
hope of our country!

Don’t sell us.
Don’t kill us.

By Shogofa

Photo by Emilio Morenatti