bonfireI am fire —
No water can put out my flames
No soil can smother my voice
My nature is not hopeless
I want to overcome evil

I am the fire —
That will destroy the cowards
Give voice to Afghan women
Burn down prisons
And show the world their oppressed faces

I am fire —
I want to burn
Though I know I will turn to ashes—
I’ll sacrifice my own breath
To give you back your happiness

By Nilofar