One day you will learn that their lies can’t hold you hostage anymore
One day you will be so fed up with empty promises
And when he promises you a sandcastle
you will know the wind can sweep it away
you will sit there with empty hands and a dull pain in your womb
you will look in a mirror and recognize a spark of hope
look deep into your eyes and dig out the little girl you were
before he came into your life
and buried you so deep in self-doubt and pain that you forgot how to laugh without sighing at the end.
I believe in your resilience. You put a phoenix to shame.
One day you will burn with a fire so deep. And you will blow their lies away.
Like a sandcastle in the wind.
for my sisters who stay long after their hearts are broken
Madinah Wardak Noorai