Shahla Latifi



Every night

When the sheer darkness covered the world

A woman

Gave into her uncaring husband’s demands, unwillingly


Thereafter, her self-respect

Suffered a deep decline


Gloomy and unsatisfied

She let out a sigh of relief

And as lonely as a solitary bird in an abandoned city

She returned to the mystic world of self-efficacy 


In the mornings

With no hope to shine through the barricade of her will

She faced life with a smile

Devouring the sense of freedom for herself

And for her unborn child, diligently


Shahla Latifi




  • PACollin

    Wow - I love your deterministic writing and the pain evolving to strength.

    • Shahla Latifi

      I appreciate your thoughtful comment.

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