An Afghan woman says no to the darkness

For too many Afghan women, their life is one of darkness – no light for laughter and opportunity. This poem says much and one wonders how strong she must to be to still claim her right to light!

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Society Ritual

A dark life!
A lone girl!
Whose heart only feels pain.

When I think about my life, and the other girls’ lives
It is a huge load on my heart.
Our society does not allow us a chance to progress.
When I think of the future
Everywhere is dark.

This is life’s tradition, a ritual
Fighting against them is the only way
I will stand strongly against all darknesses.