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Woman is…

I do not have the words but this Afghan poet does.

Amplify’d from www.awwproject.org
For International Women’s Day

SHE struggles, hungers, cares, and loves.
SHE is the one for whom we never care.
Purity, honesty, then promises and sacrifices.
SHE is the one about whom we never wonder.
Hard work, talent, then intelligence and power.
SHE is the one about whom we never bother.
SHE helps, supports, gives tenderness. HER role.
SHE is the one for whom we never trouble.
SHE is the one who carries us while we are children,
the hands we have when we want to walk,
the guide for how to grow,
the only shoulder we have to cry on.
SHE is the mother,
the daughter,
the wife,
the sister.
Today is the day to speak of her.
SHE is the ONE we call a woman.

By Pakiza

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Some days, an Afghan woman tells us, even your skin does not fit right

Poems are like the blues – they let you get it all out and at the same time share it with others who feel the same and let them release their hurt as well. Well done.

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No One…

No one knows how it feels to be so sad
No one knows how it hurts to live so alone
To walk on a dark path
No one sees when your heart is broken
No one cares if you have pain
When your dreams are taken
No one takes your hand when you are fallen
No one knows how you are
exhausted of living
or listens if you cry, “the world is selfish!”
No one loves a mad girl
No one wants a sad girl
No one cares if the cruelty doesn’t finish

By Shafiqa

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