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Iran:”Iranian Right wing media on Neda”

NikAhang writes [fa] “stupidity is the highest ascension”when Right wing media (Sarmaye Newspaper) claim that a BBC reporter has paid someone to shoot Neda so that they could record the incident.

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  • Tatul Sonentz-Papazian

    THE CALL
    To Neda

    On a summer day
    in this ancient land
    where a pagan sun
    once reigned supreme
    in a merciless encounter
    between hope and fear
    in the eternal sphere
    of re-creation –
    on the streets of a city
    torn between what was
    and what is to be –
    between Adam
    and Eve – on the eve
    of a new dawn you ventured
    forth with childlike candor
    holding the hand
    of destiny…

    You wondered for whom
    the shots were meant
    as your chest exploded
    and you fell…
    your wide open young eyes
    turned to the skies
    to the fading light
    of a silent sun
    seeking an answer
    to the divine thirst
    for a sacrifice —
    a burnt offering
    on the blood soaked altar
    of freedom of the soul…

    Your unuttered call
    yet to be heard
    is suddenly silenced
    by a pierced heart
    bleeding on the dust
    of a long road paved with pain
    leading to the final abode
    of the human spirit
    in its quest for peace
    in an Eden without bars…

    You are home at last
    nestled in a million hearts
    that witnessed in your demise
    and your frozen gaze
    the surging triumph of light
    over darkness.

    —————– Tatul Sonentz

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