Five sisters are we
I deeply love each of you
And I know you love me.
For a short time we were together
‘til life pulled us apart
and three of us married.
We sometimes still gather
With our mom,
Our lovely mom who sacrificed her life for us.
She is the strongest woman in the world
Facing all life’s problems alone
Insisting on our education.
I miss the days we were together
In our childhood.
By Rabia A.
Photo: Adam Ferguson / New York Times