"Don’t tell me I didn’t try."
"You won’t allow me to go to school.
I won’t become a doctor.
One day you will be sick."
Poem written by an 11 year old Afghan girl
This poem was recorded in a NYT magazine article about female underground poetry groups in Afghanistan. An amazing article about the ways in which women are using a traditional two line poetry form to express their resistance to male oppression, their feelings about love (considered blasphemous).
Wag mo na hintayin dumating yung araw na wala na siyang pakialam sayo.
"It’s kinda sad isn’t it?
That someone could hurt you so much that you have to write about it."
"He had a tendency
To only have feelings for her when he was lonely.
She had a tendency
To love him more than he deserved."
January 11, 2014
by s.s(via seraphinas-words)