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From Despair to Hope, and Hope to Happiness

Dear Fellows,
I have written this poem for stepping on the door of courage and confidence for valuing ourselves as being selected in VOF because of our voices and for presenting other suppressed voices. So, on behalf of them, I am saying the words of hope and happiness for change in our communities.
Let us read and say to the world together that,

Every-time, when you feel alone and no one hears from you,
Suddenly, despair conquers your mind,
depression dismisses your hope,
you feel the lost of your voice.

The oceans of sorrow and pain may gather in our eyes,
And tears start raining on the mountains of your aspire,
Let the rains drop, please never drop the pebble of hope from the mountain,
Keep it up on the mountain,
Stiffed or clenched in your fests,
You will find way to your voice.

Do not say, where is my voice,
Do not question, What about my voice,
Because there is always a person, an inspiration, valuing your voice,
Trust it, and be there all the time for, The Voices for Our Future.


Paulina Lawsin's picture

How nice. how beautiful. It

How nice. how beautiful. It made me realize once more how important our responsibility are as VOF.Take care.

parwana fayyaz's picture

Thank you dear Paulina: I am

Thank you dear Paulina:
I am so please to have you as my fellow on this journey of VOF.
Best regards,
Parwana Fayyaz

Okeny-Lucia's picture

Great Work

Am drawn to say that from your writing,you are moving in the right direction sister .And uphold that kind of unique writing that should be your signature.

Lucia Buyanza
Reproductive Health

parwana fayyaz's picture

Dear Lucia: Thank you for

Dear Lucia:
Thank you for your words, we will uphold unique writings for rising our voices to every corner of the world.
Parwana Fayyaz

Monica Clarke's picture


...I agree, oh, do I agree!

Lots of loving from Monica

Monica Clarke, Writer & Storyteller, bringing human rights alive.
I wish you 'Nangamso', that is: May you continue to do the good work which you do so well.
(A blessing from my ancestors, the Khoikhoi, the first people of South Africa).

parwana fayyaz's picture

Dear Friend:

Dear Monica:
Thank you for your words, especially the word "Nangamso," which can be like a motto for everyone to pursue their dreams and hope for living in a best way.
Best regards,
Parwana Fayyaz

amiesissoho's picture


keep the courage and you will always find your voice.


Greengirl's picture

Nicely Put!

It's wonderful that you put your very stimulating thoughts into writing. Thank you for sharing this encouraging piece.

Olanike Olugboji

Hin Kunthea's picture

So nice ,

I like you poem, it so nice and inspire, I feel that when I am lost.

Zin Zar's picture


Great poem ,friend!

I do agree with you.VOF is the right place for grassroots women and it supports a lot to the women to reveal the hidden voices .
I appreciate your name was in the list .Keep on trying !!

Zin Zar

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