Shahla Latifi

Aching Heart


In the land of terror

A girl cannot speak her mind

She only sees darkness in the air

She cannot read her own mind


In the land of war

A girl lost in her own thoughts

She faces the future with fear

The darkness fits her aching heart


In the land of fadeless dreams

A girl cannot be herself

For her, nothing is real

Nothing is possible

And her youth is an expansion of despair


In the land of terror

A girl cannot dream

She only knows the eternal gleam


In the land of despair

A girl is worn out, exhausted

But still with a sparkle in her heart

She quietly shouts for freedom and joy


Shahla Latifi

March 17th, 2018


  • Holdfast26

    I like this I might not be a prisoner in war but i feel the same pain I relate to it

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