Poem for oppressed students of Iran by Hila Sedighi

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I’m half Jewish and half Russian… I don’t watch news… yet I learned about what happens in #Iran from a dear friend @parisa1225 … my heart breaks… and I’m scared… for #Iran and for #Israel… we all people… we speak different languages… but I can feel the #poetry… can you!?… I don’t know what can help… actually I do… Love and #prayers … here in America we can be #friends … Iranian and Jewish #women… if we can Love each other… we can change this world 🌍♥️ Posted @withrepost • @saharzand5 My heart is so heavy that I have no words to describe my sorrow towards the killing of my brave brothers and sisters in #iranprotests But @hilasedighii really hits the spot. This video is from 2019, about yet another nationwide protest in Iran that left devastating consequences, for innocent people fighting merely for their most basic human rights. I truly wish that this time is different and all this sacrifice was not in vain. انقدر از کشته شدن و دستگیری تک‌تک هموطنانم در تظاهرات اخیر غمگینم، که واقعا نمی‌دونم چی‌بگم. متاسفم که نمیتونم اونجا باشم و‌ در‌ کنار‌ خواهر برادرهای شجاعم، برای‌ حقوق انسانی و دموکراسی بجنگم… این شعر زیبای هیلا صدیقی رو‌ که مربوط به ۱۰ سال پیشه رو تقدیم می‌کنم به همه اونهایی که از‌خودشون‌ گذشتن و برای آزادی جنگیدن. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • #iranprotest #iranprotests2019 #iran #iranian #freeiran #internet4all #internetforiran #internet4iran #poem #poet #iraniangirl #protest #hilasedighi #ایران #سرکوب #تضاهرات_سراسری #اینترنت #جمهوری_اسلامی_نابود_باید_گردد #شاعر #شاعرانه #هیلا_صدیقی #شهید #جمهوری_اسلامی_انتخاب_من_نیست

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written down from English Subtitles

You and I are from the generation not able to fly

enslaved in the claws of a vulture

the vulture that used its bladed claws

to kill you, right in front of my eyes

my shattered heart fell on the ground

your loss broke my heart

in hundred pieces

Tell me

Tell me, have you found happiness wherever you are now?

Have you managed to find freedom in the afterlife?

Do you remember what it was like to be alive and a teenager?

Do you still feel the love for our country?

Tell me,

Are there no more perverts there?

Is axe not the only fate for the trees?

Are there still people trying to steal your intellect?

Does your pride no longer get violated there?

Are there still people trying to steal your intellect there?

Does your pride no longer get violated there?

Are there any anonymous graves there?

Are there mothers sobbing over there?

By Hila Sedighi


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