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Saturday, 10 October 2015

My Pen writes for Kunduz

Contributed by Nilab, for the Afghan Women's Writing Project. The original poem can be found here.

My pen! 
I press your throat against paper I want you to write for KunduzKunduz wants peace
My pen!
Hear the voice of Kunduz
They are pressing against our throats
We cannot talk, my pen in my hands
Cries blood, and asks for peace
My pen!
You can only write
My people want peace
Two ignorant men govern my city
They have stolen everything from our city
My pen!
Write for the people of my country
Write for Kunduz
My city wants peace
My pen!
I am tired of writing about war
Our hearts want peace