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I am Malala

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I am Malala

Malala
A child 
From a small village
Of Mingora

She wore a pink dress to look pretty
While she studied, the passion of knowledge
Her beauty 
Her heart shines in her quest of learning

This child has the wisdom
Of eleven kingdoms
For this, they seek to destroy her
Talibani bombs to most seem strong

Only evil, attempts a child’s life
Only Angels saved her very soul
As she becomes a soldier
Of learning, a burning light

Is there a man to stand up to evil?
To shine a light upon heinous crimes?
Who of us has this will?
I ask you fourteen times, who will save us?

Malala
A child 
From a small village
Of Mingora

They tried to send her to heaven
God sent us one angel back
So that may we learn yet again
The innocence of love

She has become the soul
Of  tolerance
She has become the princess
Of  knowledge seekers

In candle light we may prey
That her heart shall remain and stay
So that we may learn and grow
And fight evil, by simply saying NO

They shot a child in the head
For going to school you should be dead
The world wept at this cowardly act
Who would save us from such evil deeds?

Malala
A child 
From a small village
Of Mingora

A child
With the wisdom of many Kings
A Princess with a heart of gold
Who has blessed us all

From velvet skies
A smile to behold



A work in progress, but dedicated to Malala Yousafza a young girl in Pakistan who stood up to the Taliban. She was shot in the head point blank range, knowing in advance this may happen. This also dedicated to her Family who have stood behind this young brave woman.



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  1. Date: 10/14/2013 11:38:00 AM
    Again a nice write darkly beautiful, my dark poet you've crafted this one with a skill of a dark masterful hand. If Mr. Poe was alive you and he might get along very well with one another. also thank you for your comments on my work.

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 10/28/2013 9:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes I have that impression myself!!! :)
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 11:58:00 PM
    Amazing dedication to an amazing woman!! So proud of ypu for bringing this to light....

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 10/28/2013 9:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Eileen, I have followed her story since the poor girl was shot.
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 4:38:00 PM
    A special person. Cannot call someone with her ideals a child .....Seren

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 10/28/2013 9:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes this is a very brave, unique, dedicated young woman!
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 4:47:00 AM
    - A girl with goals !!! - Well done, Arthur ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)