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In Swat valley in Northern Pakistan
Malala, a young female teenager
Stood against the might of the Taliban
And earned the respect of those who knew her

She opposed their girls' education ban
And spread the issue all over the world
This enraged the terrorist Taliban
Who were determined to silence this girl

They sent an assassin to murder her
And he shot a bullet right through her head
But she proved to be a tough survivor
And became even more vocal instead

For her courage and heroic action
She earned the award of a Nobel prize
This defiant female from Pakistan
Became an idol in everyone's eyes
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Posted: Oct 2014
About this poem:
This is a tribute to Malala, recent recipient of a Nobel Prize.

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Great tribute, Socrates- thank you for writing about her! I only learned of this girl about a week ago(as I don't listen to much news these days).

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Again Socrates, another rich and powerful poem, and what a huge acknowledgment to Malala Yousafzai, the afghan girl shot by the Taliban, really enjoyed it.

Malala has been an inspiration to me ever since she got shot. I was asked to be a guest speaker last month by an organization that provides free community education where we live during their celebration of the International Literacy Day.

Malala came to mind straight away. I couldn't think of any better inspiration to give the audience, the educators and the learners but what Malala stands for. Her passion, her dedication, her courage, her youth....she deserves her accolade... every bit of it. Socrates thanks a lot for sharing. We need more people like her. gift thumbs up wine angel
Socrates......applause applause education will always be the way forward......Kathyteddybear
Hi, socrates44,
Though the name Malala drips as sweetness from the tongue, her life plays the symphonic strains of a Pakistani activist for female education. Thank you for writing a poetic tribute to this courageous young woman from Pakistan and honoring her for her courage and heroic action.
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Thanks for your comment.
I guess we all learn from each other's work.
Malala is a fantastic young woman, very deserving of her award.
Have a nice day!
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Thanks for your kind comment.
I truly admire the courage and bravery of this young teenager.
Have a wonderful day!
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Thanks for your kind comments.
I am glad you enjoyed the piece.
(BTW, Malala is a native of Pakistan)
Have a great day!
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Thanks for your comment.
You chose very well in selecting Malala as the inspiration for your audience. She is a phenomenal young person. We truly more people like her.
Have a beautiful day!
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Thanks for your comment.
I agree with your statement re education and that is exactly what Malala stood up for, risking her own life for it.
Have a marvellous day!
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Thanks for your lovely comment re Malala, which is a poem in itself. She truly deserves her Nobel prize award.
Have a glorious day!
Socrates quatrains of Malala are a celebration, of a worthy recipient.
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Thanks for your kind comment

Malala is featured on the last TeenVogue cover of 2019, which highlights “brilliant, world-changing demands of teens across the world” in a decade defined by “the rise of youth activism” and protest.
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A lot of the youth in my country do not take the privilege of education seriously - it's a shame that people do not appreciate what they have until it is taken away from them or they are denied it. However, on the other hand more and more parents are home teaching their children in our country because of the school shootings that have increased and gotten out of hand in the U.S.

What a brave young woman - I commend her.

Kathy teddybear
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