Denied Justice

I wrote this a couple years back in response to the killing of Neda Agha-Soltan by Iranian police during protests. I thought I’d share it. You can read more about her shooting here.

 

Denied Justice

 

Denied justice

rises like the thick, dark smoke

from cars burning in desolate roads

as the silent scream for democracy.

 

Denied justice

is Neda’s blood

pooling at her feet

as her spirit took flight

from a gaping hole

in the chest of Freedom.

 

Denied justice

is the vapour of tear gas

as deniers protest peace

and strike chaos into peaceful protest.

 

Denied justice

is a river of bullets

and motorcycles in the dead of night

it is the bible of the “moral police”

 

Denied justice

is chanting from rooftops

until the morning light

when it becomes

the thick, dark smoke rising

from cars burning in desolate roads

as the silent scream for democracy

 

Neda Agha-Soltan
Photo Credit: Wikipedia

 

 

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