Child of War

fireworks

Every boom reminded me how I spent my entire beautiful childhood in a war, how we hid under the basement stairs, crying and in hopeless fear of the Taliban.

Tonight Is My Night

dark room with candles

Tonight is a night for poetry, love, and honesty.
I have my candle, my deep, dark night and
the lonely moon in a big sky.

Dad, I Miss You

father and child

I’m Proud to be your daughter.
I have a long way to go,
but you are in my heart, in my soul.
You guide me on my journey

I Am an Afghan Woman

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This story began from me
Me as a woman
Me as a daughter
Me as a mother
I am an Afghan woman

Peace Is a Dream in My Land

bombing aftermath

I lost my pen in blood.
I lost my knowledge in ignorance.
I lost my way in a street filled with dead bodies.

Now, I Know

mother and baby

Now I know how you fought for education,
how you struggled to carry love and peace
in a world dedicated to hatred and warfare.

Away from You

orange moon

When you feel lost you will find me in the sky
An orange moon.

My Afghan People

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My people, my Afghan people
The world is watching

Together

two on mountain

The beautiful universe surrounding us
unable to express our feelings
we heard our heart’s voices

Hands to Hold

holding hands under burqas

There are people to look at you,
But who has eyes to see into your heart.