My mother’s life was more complicated than mine today.
Why are women trying to bring peace? I believe it is because it appears that the government is unable to get peace or to do anything for the people.
The day gone is gone forever and only memories remain in the human mind.
Editor’s note: Yesterday (December 6, 2013), the Kabul Writers Group marked the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign with a workshop on forms of gender discrimination. Here are some of their stories.
Play on the piano, the keys of my heart—
black, white, red and all the notes
The triad holds us —
Life, love, forgiveness
I am an Afghan girl.
How sweet the taste of this word, freedom.
Because I am a woman,
I should not speak my ideas.
I should not have dreams.
I should not play football.
You are the one who does not sleep, but takes care of me.
When I get married, I will have to suffer it alone.