In Dari she would say: Ta nabashad chob tar, farman nabarad ghaw wa Khar. It meant that if you don’t beat a cow and a donkey with a wet wood stick, they will never obey you.
It was not easy for me to see the doctor. It was forbidden for a girl to visit a male doctor.
Many people in my country grow up
under extreme thoughts,
like every one of them has a bomb
inside their heads.
I am not writing this letter to remind you what you did. I have a big heart, and I have forgiven you already. But I want to tell you that I have decided I will not sign the slavery contract again.
Editor’s note: Mahram is the word used for a man who guards a woman from the world outside her home.
I feel sorry for you when I remember all your struggles, all your efforts, and all your thoughts that were for me and only for me. I remember how embarrassed you were when you discovered that I had heard the voice of another Man.
I want to talk to someone
I want to say: Hello and how are you?
But it seems I am not welcome here
My hair, two pony tails, covered the stand well
and I was full of words, so much to tell
Side by side French people
Helped my country