Tell Me, Women of This Land


I was stoned by ignorant and cruel
minds, ones who stopped my maturity,
did not allow me to go to school,
and then stamped “puberty”
on my forehead
and forced me to marry
an old man.

There Is No Justice in Afghanistan, Only Shouts and Curses


This is a land of horror and shouting where all are depressed and disappointed.

Wake Up and Walk


Daughter of this sun-drenched land
Arise like a light morning breeze!
Wake up and call your name

American Troops Please Stay


If they leave too soon, Afghanistan will become insecure for Afghans living here and also for visitors. Our country will be secure only for terrorism and terrorist activities.

Lessons of Love and Forgiveness


I have one question for you, dear readers. Are we always able to forgive our oppressors?

In One Nation Two Can Lead


The announcement of the new president elect came just hours after runner up Abdullah Abdullah agreed to a negotiated power-sharing deal.

In One Nation Two Can Lead


You are Afghan and our elected leaders. By working together, you both can win.

What Happened to Equality?


My land has lost its happiness, but not so much by strangers and neighbors as by us. We have oppressed ourselves.

In Search of a Champion


Mr. President, I want you to understand Afghan women and our pains. Please listen.

Look to the Universe


The world is more picturesque with you,
you, who were made to shine,
you, who were made to take my hand