Malala Yousafzai has spoken up for the education and empowerment of girls and women everywhere, but what has really changed?
When Malala said,
books and pens are
more powerful than guns,
I felt nothing.
Everyday, I lay my body
in darkness to find solace.
Even If my words no longer rhyme
I want the stillness in my eyes
to stop the seconds, and
the sunlight from
Dear Malala, not to hate
but what to inflict, if I want to
stop my mind.
I couldn’t be brave but to sit
of a man
Who crushes my chest every night.
He taught me,
the ramifications of
the cerebrum, and
I ended up losing one.
I can pick a knife
and carve the words like ‘subtle’
because my body isn’t one.
It is evolving, a body of Chimera
a fiery breath, to make him
Suffocate and die.
I’m sorry Malala,
I’m not valiant with a book
because he never bestow-me-one.
Picture Credits: Malala.org
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Translated from the original in Hindi.