Monday, 21 February 2011

Silent Prayers

“You can’t send your troops with machine guns, kill people and then expect to start a dialogue.”

It is disheartening to read the news on the protests in Libya and Bahrain.

In reports of security forces firing live bullets into crowds: benevolent rulers don’t do this to their own people.


Were they armed and dangerous?

Or was it that the shouts for some measure of dignity to return became too deafening?

Too much that it had to be silenced.

Silence too seems the golden keyword over here.

Deathly silence.

Begging the question: Why are we? Why are we selective in our holier-than-thou?

In Memoriam - Tehran, June 20, 2009

Neda Soltan

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