Thursday, June 25, 2009

Poem: Neda


A beautiful smile

Obvious joy in living

Musical, friendly, playful


Twenty-six years old

Only beginning life

So much promise; so many dreams


One bullet to her chest

Then eyes roll to sleep

Blood pouring from nose and mouth


A nameless triggerman

But the assassins?

Khamenei, Ahmadinejad

Falsely-claimed men of God

Oppressive cowards

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


Truly these rulers – frightened tyrants

Hiding behind lies, crimes, stolen elections

Pretending belief in God

Killing with evil, brutality is not God-like


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.


Unknown 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...

Kat Mortensen said...

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


Anonymous said...

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