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The Girls of War and Love, Remembered

We see you through veiled shadows that peek in

As the light of the dawn that blinded your descent into disturbance

Plays out again. And again.

In repetition to the footsteps that greeted the night you became

Our Girls.

Darling girls! Oh how we rejoice!

At the memories of you that are drenched in the recognition that you were once

Girls.

Your mothers weep from day into night. Weep as they wash the clothes you will never wear

Again.

Weep as they gaze into the night sky and hasten the million and one stars to blink you back into their tender arms

Weep as they watch doomed versions of you frolic in the sand castles you built when you were just

Girls.

Weep as they recall the day after the days before…

In peaked bewilderment

Weep as the images of you

Resurfaced

Suffocates the life spent in agony as the glimpse of your likeness permeates thorough the screen of time and energy

Blasting through the rocks and fold of bombs displayed and relayed into

The destiny that lies within the distance between you and all that you believed in

When you were just

A girl.

Now you are girls of war

Equipped with the metals of dishonor and the trials of abomination

The gods of Allah and Jehovah doubted you and relented to the bloodied call of duty

But your weary mothers should weep no more

For they are the true survivors

Girls of love

We remember you

We salute you

We honor you

We pray for what you once were and what you have become

Mothers weep not for your daughters

They will deliver you from the chains of brutality

Release the hope for tomorrow

Grasp the pain of today

Defeat the masters of your sorrow

With the tears of your strength.

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