Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Barbarians Determine Fates. Sent to me by the poet B. R. Gowani

 This disturbing image is from here

B. R. Gowani supplied me with the image, the link, the caption below, and his poem. Thank you, B. R.


“An Iranian woman at a protest in Brussels highlights the barbarity of death by stoning, in which women are buried up to their necks in front of a crowd of volunteers and killed in a hail of rocks.” PHOTO/Thierry Roge/Reuters/Guardian


Iran: Barbarians determine fates

by B. R. GOWANI


Unmarried Eve and Adam fornicated
They parented many children,
Sisters and brothers,
Siblings,
They married amongst themselves …

(this is what Allah willed
or else He would have created
a second pair of human beings)

Out of the incestuous relationships
Of siblings, that is,
The earth was peopled*,
Including, the Iranian judges
Who have sentenced many people
To death by stoning or hanging
For adultery!

Now it is Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani
(a widow and a mother of two children)
Who is awaiting her death
For committing that act.

These beasts could better concentrate
On critical productive issues, instead of
Who’s going out with whom?
Who’s sleeping with whom?
Who’s kissing whom?
Who’s holding whose hand?
Who’s not wearing a chador?
Who’s with uncovered head?


B. R. Gowani can be reached at brgowani@hotmail.com

*This is according to Abrahamic religions:Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, and the various tribes of the Americas, and others have their own stories.

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