The Persian and The Poet

23… Say Her Name – a poem for Mahsa Amini by Cameron Semmens

October 29, 2022

23... Say Her Name – poem by Cameron Semmens

A poem calling for justice and freedom in Iran, written in response to the the death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of the 'morality police'.

Poem : 'Say Her Name' written by Cameron Semmens, September 2022. Spoken by Cameron Semmens and Ramak Bamzar.

Music : 'Lovely Bones' by Natalie Jeffreys. https://www.facebook.com/natalie.jeffreys

Production and editing by Cameron Semmens : www.webcameron.com 

Graphic design by Ramak Bamzar : www.ramakbamzar.com 

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Say Her Name                            

 

hair in wind

free of scarf

men in power

crush the flower

stick to skull

skull to wall

girl on floor

blood in brain                      

say her name             

say her name

 

rose on grave

fire online

slap from hand

rose in cheek 

fire in eyes

fire in street

thorn in heart

youth abloom

rose in hand 

rise for change                     

say her name             

say her name

 

tear in eye

blur of lies

tear on tongue

taste of fear

salt in wound

sting of hate

stink of rot

taste the truth

hint of spice

hot on tongue                      

say her name             

say her name

 

fist in air

hair in wind

knife to curls

hair a flag

truth a flame

girls ablaze

death a spark

birth of new

scarf on fire

burn the ties

burn the lies                         

say her name             

say her name

 

Mahsa Amini            

Mahsa Amini            

Mahsa Amini

Mahsa Amini            

Mahsa Amini            

Mahsa Amini

Mahsa Amini            

Mahsa Amini            

Mahsa Amini

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