You Woman – A poem dedicated to the women of Afghanistan
Acclaimed Italian poetess Stefania Miola shares her latest poem she penned down observing the agonies of women in the Taliban-occupied Afghanistan
Mother, friend, sister, daughter! You prey of a merciless yoke of beasts that of man they have
No human being can be treated as an object without a soul. How can you define who treats a human being in this way? Where is humanity? Where is the man who was cared for and loved by his mother?
You can’t close your eyes or thank for not being born in that part of the world where the woman who gave life to man is deprived of her freedom and dreams.
I embrace you women from Kabul.
Mother, friend, sister, daughter
Sun that eternally
Rises in the valley of pain
You generously hug
That you melt your wings
For the smile of your children
You loved and married
You dress with courage
In your fragility
You maiden that still
Squeeze between your little ones
Hands a shard of glass
Of a crystal slipper
You prey of a merciless yoke
Of beasts that of man they have
Person every virtue
I’ll take you to me
And with a thought
I hug you.
No one will hurt us anymore
Mother, sister, friend, daughter