Poem for Neda

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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

Written by Scott Wolman

This poem was originally published at Poetic Leanings.

This poem can absolutely be used for free, especially by anyone somehow connected to Iran.

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