Searching For Words

In memory of Shohreh Yalfani who was executed in 1981 by Islamic Republic of Iran in Evin Prison.


Searching For Words



I’m thinking of you

And searching for words

To explain how painful was your lost

I’m searching for words

But words seem meaningless.

Blank, empty and hallow.


You stayed resistant and fearless

Against firing squad

Accepting those bullets in your young body

Shattered by torture

Your heart full of love

And your legacy



In your short farewell letter

You wished well for every one

And asked for forgiveness

But what forgiveness

My dear niece?


You gave your entire life

And asked for forgiveness?


Nov. 23, 2017

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