For Neda

A voice:-

Once strong and sweet with melody,

Now silent,

Not just the voice of one,

But many,

Their song silenced by the few.

Be brave,

Do not falter,

For she will not fade,

Her life and beauty resonate,

She stands now,

No longer on the blood stained streets,

But on the pavement of our minds,

She sings now,

No longer cloistered underground in dark,

But in the brilliant light of six billion hearts,

A voice:-

Once strong and sweet with melody,

Never silent,

If we will sing its song.

 

A poem, inspired by Neda-Agha Soltan . Originally written Jun 24, 2009 rescued from the scraps of my Deviant Art account and shared with the world again here.