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Extraordinary times

E56F3692-CF78-43D7-B9FA-A14F88135C97These are extraordinary times
These are days of solidarity
When people put their lives on the line
For freedom of thought
For dignity
For truthfulness
For Justice
For equality

These are unprecedented times
When young and old are united
And speak with one voice

These are terrible times
When young people and children are sacrificed to uphold an ideology
The price they are paying is very high
The grief their parents and their supporters feel is immense
But their blood will water the plant of freedom

These are hopeful times
Because a nation has come together
Discovered the power there is in unity
And is marching on a path that leads to freedom

These are important times
The world has heard the cry of the people of Iran
And is arising in solidarity and protesting in the streets
To ensure the freedom of the people of this land

These are formative times
A new system based on respect for all
Based on diversity of thought and belief
Based on fundamental human rights
Is being forged

These are extraordinary times
Women are in the forefront of change
Their valour is on display
They are tired of the status quo
They are the freedom fighters of today

October 12, 2022

The sun is rising

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It’s an explosion of pent up anger

It’s a cry from deep within their souls

It’s having been controlled for years

And now smelling the sweet scent of freedom

It’s wonderful

It’s inspiring

It’s the dawn of a new day

The sun is rising and cannot be stopped

It’s the energy of youth

Their desire for change

Their confidence in what they can do

It’s solidarity

People from all walks of life

Young, old, poor and wealthy

Women, men, artists and athletes

Their march to freedom gathers momentum every day

People around the world send their well wishes

Women cut their hair in the memory of Mahsa

And so many young lives that were sacrificed

It’s a new dawn

A new day

And the future looks bright

October 9th, 2022

Leaders

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Who is their leader?

They lead each other

Who inspires them?

They inspire each other

What are they fighting for?

Justice

What are they demanding?

Equality

One can’t impose unjust laws forever

One can’t sew the seeds of division ceaselessly

These young women

These freedom fighters

Tired of years of being controlled

Tired of not seeing any hope

Tired of ears that don’t listen

Tired of mouths that don’t tell the truth

These women are a force

That cannot be stopped

A damn has been opened

And it can’t be shut

The day is approaching

When they will march in freedom

The day is approaching

When all are equal

October 5th, 2022