Malala


No doubt, the Taliban will live on in dark places
where ignorant, powerless women are playthings for evil men.
No doubt, murder-not reason-will still solve contests of will.
Yet see! A candle illuminates the darkness
In young Malala.
Someday, a million candles will shine on evil deeds;
The mighty power of Lilliputian bonds will hold fast
against the evil.
A million candles will illuminate the darkness,
Because one small girl lit one small candle.

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