In a World of Darkness

By Nasima

I draw my face
I have two eyes
Looking at the world
Without saying a word

This silence comes from my heart.
It hurts and hurts
Eyes are crying
Child is without
A warm hug from Mom
Growing up

Nothing changes
Even the stone heart
The evil is still there
And the angel struggles

Endurance and patience
Make me more angry
Why am I so silent?
Where is my voice?

The sun is not shining anymore
Darkness is coming
Child is still there
She doesn’t know
Who made her so alone
In a world of darkness

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Afghan Voices

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