Neda & the grandmothers / poem 82

“You can’t beat our grandmothers,” says Iranian Melody Moezzi on CNN. An author living in Chicago, she was on CNN last night and the video since posted on YouTube.

“We’re opposed to murder; We’re not going to let them do this to our people!

“You have old women [in the streets] in full chador say, No, I’m not leaving. I’m going to fight for freedom and independence of my country. You can’t beat our grandmothers and expect us to support you . . . [We] care about freedom, [we] care about people.”

“Neda [the young girl shot in the heart] has become a martyr. ‘Do not be afraid.’ Give us that strength.”


Poem: The strength of grandmothers

Old women finally respected for being
the wise crones they so often are;
meanwhile, an innocent young one dies

Neda Agha-Soltan


One response to “Neda & the grandmothers / poem 82

  1. Beautiful Phebe. I love what you’re doing with your blog. It’s inspiring!

    Jane (Pugliano)

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