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Majid Naficy: Corpse of the Revolution

I do not wait for poetry
But go in search of it
Because my wings are broken
And I am left far from my nest
Where my sister
For the last few days
Has remained home with her granddaughter
Because air pollution
Doesn’t let her go to school;
Where my brother-in-law
For the last few days
Has remained in ICU
Because the sanction
Doesn’t let him find his heart medicine;
Where in the demonstrations
For the last few days
Thousands of people have been arrested
And hundreds have been shot;
Where the corpse of the Revolution
For the last forty years
Has remained on the shoulders of our people
And the earth does not accept it.

November 27, 2019


Copyright 2020 Majid Naficy

Majid Naficy is the author of many books in Persian and in English including Father & Son (Red Hen, 2003).

One comment on “Majid Naficy: Corpse of the Revolution

  1. Louise Steinman
    March 10, 2020

    very strong, Majid! I ache for those suffering in your family, your country…

    Liked by 1 person

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