Thursday, June 25, 2009

Poem: Neda















Neda


A beautiful smile

Obvious joy in living

Musical, friendly, playful


Neda


Twenty-six years old

Only beginning life

So much promise; so many dreams


Neda


One bullet to her chest

Then eyes roll to sleep

Blood pouring from nose and mouth


Neda


A nameless triggerman

But the assassins?

Khamenei, Ahmadinejad

Falsely-claimed men of God

Oppressive cowards

Fearing the people, the truth, freedom, God’s way


Neda


Truly these rulers – frightened tyrants

Hiding behind lies, crimes, stolen elections

Pretending belief in God

Killing with evil, brutality is not God-like


Neda


A young life of endless possibility

Bleeding away on the pavement

How many more in the shadows?


Neda, Neda, Neda


All tyranny is defeated by time

Honor and justice prevail

And a death, many, too many, will be remembered


Neda will be remembered


Copyright SGW 2009


My previous thoughts on Neda are here.




4 comments:

Brenwirth said...

So much violence and sadness. Thank you for honoring her, Scott.

paisley said...

what a heartfelt tribute this was.. i cannot even watch the video again it is to heart wrenching...

Poetikat said...

Like Paisley, I cannot watch the video, but I do appreciate your tribute to her. She was a beautiful young woman.

Kat

Anonymous said...

Yet again...you nailed it. Excellent words for the loss of a truly beautiful young woman.

Jack