smoking-opiumShe is like a star in the Afghan nights
Married to a dark-hearted husband
She thought she’d spend her life serving him
Her four children sometimes full, sometimes hungry
She thought just be nice and obey.

But inside the addict grows a devil
The drugs change him
The face and body of a husband
Teasing her and beating her
The addict in him terrifies her.

When she hurt she cried alone,
No one knew her suffering and sadness
Until one day the devil hacked her face and body
Why? The innocent women are Allah’s
Most perfect creations.

Women! You must save yourselves
Allah gives you this right
Just be nice and obey is not enough
Before the dark day comes
Before the crimes come to light
You must stand and defend your rights.

by Mina T.

Photo: Anuj Chopra/International Relations Security Network