The Purpose of Love

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Your life, beside me, I bloom
Trust me!
Kiss my hands with kindness

The Woman in the Mirror

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I see you overwhelmed by unfairness
But you rise again and again

What Should I Write?

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What should I write about Afghan women?
Their lives or deaths
Dreams or nightmares
Happiness or sadness

Flower on the Ground

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Her skin stained with bruises
Her mind fills with clouds
Her face blue with punches
She is an unusual flower on the ground

Like This Long Night

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A girl will be happy when her father buys her a doll
and her mother wears a nice dress and combs her hair.
How can a girl be sad with a life like that?

Farkhunda Said

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I had a crowd that day
and I have a crowd today.

No Tears

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Weather dripping with hate-filled clouds,
Like my resentful mind they cannot cry

The Rain

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Some days ago, it was my cousin’s birthday, and I had to travel to my sister’s office, as we both had to go and buy cake.

Don’t Let Mother Know

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Do pray for me
For I will die.
Nothing is left
Bye bye.

Hands

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Hands make my frigid winter warm,
change my dry desert to sweet-scented roses
light the dark sky till it’s full of star shine,
and then, write me a song of love