Poetry & Art Feature: Voice of the Kurdish Girl - Dengê Keça Kurd
Kurdish Herald Vol. 1 Issue 4, August 2009 - Poetry by Perwer Shushi
Kurdish Herald publishes Poetry & Art from featured Kurdish artists and writers. In this issue, Kurdish poet, Perwer Shushi, writes a tribute to the Kurdish female and for the cause of gender equality. The piece entitled, "Voice of the Kurdish Girl", is Perwer Shushi’s latest work.
We Kurdish girls and women are neither voiceless nor without honor
To live in freedom, we are made warriors by our existence
For liberty and equality, we are in constant battle
We will resist your command, do not think we are fainthearted
We do not accept your force, we shall be doves of peace
Brave, bold, and fearless, we are sunshine among clouds
Why show discontent, disbelief and be doleful?
The struggle of women has become known to the world
Is it due to your pride you refuse to be proud?
Honor is a fine excuse only for those who slay and take part
They spread these habits for their interests and pleasure
Where is your heart and your conscience? This nation is being withered
Honor is in hands of our common foe, so enough with your bigotry
Male and Female alike, must together share a free home
Until when must I say, a horse cannot live alone?
Gelo bese pasketin, ji hizrêt jengî dil tengîn
Em zana û pisporîn, ne lawaz û ne zarokîn
Kurdish poet, Perwer Shushi