Our Souls

seeding-dandelion

Our souls
Remain a mystery to mankind
As we leave them behind
They have invisible secrets

Friends

three-friends

When they leave,
Let them go happily.
For their purpose is fulfilled.

Waiting

rainbow-storm

It’s okay if there is a storm inside of you.

Lonely Souls

star-walkers

Often times, some shining stars remain
Alone in the sky
For there is a reason why other stars are gone

Betrayal

moulins-cathedral

What were you thinking?
You could get away with Betrayal?

My Mother’s Cancer

rickshaw

I was so confused why she came from Kandahar to visit a doctor here in Quetta. I giggled and asked her if she missed the doctors of Quetta. She smiled back and didn’t say anything, although everyone seemed angry at my stupid question.

My Dream

college campus

I feel like the luckiest girl on Earth. It’s like a dream to be able to go to college in the United States. I used to hear about the United States in books only. Now I made it, and I am looking forward to studying and having my dream come true, Inshallah.

Grandma’s Kitchen

kitchen

Crowded as a fish market
With walls as white as a glass of milk
It is a place of love

Yagana introduction

Yagana was born in Kandahar, one of five children. During the Taliban period, she and her family moved to Pakistan. She is currently studying business administration and wants to be a lawyer.

Part of Our Lives Now

broken-mirror

“Oh my God—we’ve been attacked by a suicide bomber,” Mursal shouted. I was scared but I didn’t shout because I didn’t want Mursal to be scared even more. It was Mursal’s first time to experience such a blast, though I had experienced an earlier deadly explosion at the Indian Embassy.