I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.” Hafiz

Your voice is exquisite
They won’t let you share it.

You move people to tears
They don’t want to see that.

Your heart is great
They want to break it.

To censor you
They detain you
Make you voiceless
Take away the thing that makes you who you are

But they won’t succeed.

Stand like Tahirah

Show courage

For the fight for women’s rights

Her words running through you:

“You can kill me as soon as you like,

But you cannot stop the stop the emancipation of women”.


Be strong

Keep singing

Keep reading poetry

Drink wine

“To love more

And be happy.”
So we stand united with you
If they hurt any one of us
They hurt us all.