By Farida

If life is an adventure
It’s a struggle for me
If life is a dream
It’s a nightmare for me

Do you know
what despair is?

It’s a horrible monster who
Haunts your mind and your heart
at the same time

The ground under your feet
Seems too hard
And the sky over your head
Seems too high

As if your roots are cut
Your hopes die
And doors shut



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Afghan Voices

Afghan Voices


Writing by Afghan writers. Editor/Publisher: Nancy Antle; Editor: Pamela Hart