An Afghan woman speaks for all women in poetry

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Victim of Male Domination

I am an Afghan woman, a victim of male domination
I am a woman, a survivor in flames of segregation
My voice is choked down in my throat
My thoughts are frozen, disabled to tell the truth
Rejected in my society, forced to stay home;
I cannot draw, sing a song or write a poem
My skills are killed by males’ cruelty
My wings are broken; I can’t fly in this authority
There is no hope; I must bury my dreams in my heart
Walking in the dark with closed eyes is hard
When the evils of time forcefully burn my aspiration
I am an Afghan woman, a victim of male domination
I am a woman, a survivor in flames of segregation

Shafiqa

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