Heart of a Warrior

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She looks out at you, abroad, in your newspapers,
from your websites, and she knows you are looking

Chai Sia

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Inside the kitchen,
sitting in front of the boiling water,
My heart is boiling together with stress, and his voice
Cuts my senses with a sharp knife.

Violence Can Never Bring Peace

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Taliban, you make my body a shell empty from the inside.

Shame on Taliban

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Cowardly Taliban prove once again – through the tragedy in Peshawar – what the world already knows about them. Their evil acts are inhuman and uncivilized.

Cradle of Violence

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What do we need to do to lessen violence in Afghan society? If violence ends, will there still be a country called Afghanistan?

For Our President

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Be loyal, wise, and we
will support you through
all. You have given hope
to the eyes of the old,
the eyes of the child.

Culture Shock: Pet Vaccines and Bikinis

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Seeing whole body tattoos was shocking. What if the design gets boring next year? Or what if a man’s wife does not like it?

Mrs. Beautiful and Mr. Nice

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I have to hear you man!
I am not a mistake
Of course I make a mistake
You too. We are human.

Afghan Woman

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I walk into a room—the darkest room.
A man is there. Who is he? I wonder.
He is not the one of my dreams.

Is Unity More Than a Slogan?

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Who can guarantee that the two sides can continue with national unity in the future? Who will guarantee that the losing candidate won’t continue to object to the winner?