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Poem: This is the Time

By Mali Mostoufi, New York


This is the Time


Fallen stars!

We deeply mourn you.

Who made your fate?

-- Jackals, jackals.


Even jackals,

In their dark jungles

Don't eat fellow jackals.


Fallen Neda!

Did they permit your blood soaked body

To be buried?

Where? Where? Neda!


Our Motherland's eye

Sheds tears of blood.


" And the sealed history

  Which deserted

  The still warm body of a Maiden

  To the community of Mature

 Blood-stained the bed of a city

 Without history. "  *


The Jackals are desperate

Wealth and power have made them blind.

They rather walk on 72 million dead

Than hear the Nation's voice.


The name of God is a tool

The nation has opened their Fists,

No faith in God in any

Only greed for power

And more, more wealth.


This is the Time

For  Freedom

And Democracy.


         Mali Mostoufi - NY June 23, 2009


*  6 verses from a poem titled: 23 By Ahmad Shamlou, the great modern poet of Iran. I am grateful to a friend for translating Shamlou's Verses for me.

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