Passenger

Afghan Voices
Feb 8, 2022

By Bagher Ataei
Translated by Asadullah Jafari “Pezhman”

O, you are unaware of the pain of homelessness

The passenger has a heart full of endless sorrow

Hear the passenger’s stories

The passenger is always alone, away from family

The passenger is crying from pain

From the hard ways and foreign camps

The passenger has secrets to tell

If the world listens to the passenger’s words

The passenger has riddles and wisdom

The passenger is innocent and lonely

The passenger prays with both hands

The passenger has wounds on his feet

From running day and night

The passenger is not accepted and waits for years

The passenger has priceless tolerance!

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Afghan Voices

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