man with two women in burqasLet me breathe my own air
Let me choose my flying wings
Let me rest in the sky’s nest

I’m tired of impure words and hearts
I’m tired from the dance of colors in each face
I’m tired of looking backwards
through barred windows and shame

Let me be myself
Let me live as a human
That I am female should not matter

By Nilofar

Photo by Nurul Sharifa


  1. Dear Nilofar, Thank you for your beautiful poem. These words come from your beautiful heart.

  2. Brava, Nilofar. You are saying so much in these short, powerful lines. You ask for what you deserve. Stacy


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