Army Mom’s Safe Haven

Christina: Repressed


I am Repressed.
I cannot learn,
I cannot work
I cannot teach.
I can be stoned to death
if an inch of flesh
is within someone
else's reach...

I am an Afghani Woman...
I am a girl
I am covered head to foot...
you don't know me...
you could not know me...
or how I live
and I don't know you
or what you have to give...

I wish for help
I have no way to ask...
Please pray for us.
No easy task

I am a girl; I am a woman
who used to be able to dress
the way I wanted -
I am now covered head to toe
You need to know,
Inside I'm me
trying to be free...

If only you could see my eyes
you'd see that they seem haunted.

©Copyright October 2001 by Christina