Afghan Women\’s Writing Project | Awakened

Don’t put me in a cage againLet me fly again to my world

Where I can find peace, happiness, and love

Don’t put me in a cage againI have a hope, I have a dream

Let me reach my goalDon’t make my life useless

Don’t put me in a cage againI am silent, not weak

Let me speakI am the voice of my land, I am the dream of my land

Let me change my futureLet me live my life

Don’t put me in a cage again

Give me my pen and my book

I will write my pain and read it to the world

And tell them that I hunger for peace, happiness, and love in my land

Don’t put me in a cage again!

By Shogofa

via Afghan Women\’s Writing Project | Awakened.