Snow

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A teenager, I thought I had a green life ahead.
But when I became a mother, I lost my life partner to war.
That day, a cold snow spread all over my body.

Mina T. introduction

Mina T. was born in 1961 in Kabul. She attended university before the war, receiving a bachelor’s degree, and has worked as an agricultural researcher.

Sitara

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She thought she’d spend her life serving him
Her four children sometimes full, sometimes hungry
She thought just be nice and obey.

The Yellow Paper Flower Sketch

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He sketched for me, one day,
On a piece of yellow paper.
It was a simple drawing,

Once I Loved You

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I thought you my mate
My fellow traveler
That we would be together
Here on earth and in paradise

Our Sons on the Field

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How perfectly they played,
so calm and courteous and disciplined,
people from all religions on the playing field.

The Dark Net

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I must cover my face until the day I die.
I get a headache.

Sunrise

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I am waiting for the moment
When I hear your footsteps
I’ve been waiting a long time

Allah’s Gifts

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the beauty of colors
imagine colors in sunshine.
The number of colors is uncountable—gifts.

Seeking My Lucky Star in My Life

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I was on top of Pamir Mountain.
Wow! How comfortable, how lofty,
What a beautiful sight.
Never have I seen it in my life