doug draime | for malala

for Malala

A bullet cannot cease
the thought of freedom,
nor can barbarism
crush the indomitable
courage of a fourteen
year old girl, who’s
in-your-face defiance
rightly brings shame to
the Taliban,


and to all cowardly men
upon the face of the earth.
Whose spineless apathy, and

blind conformity sanction
vicious oppression and war.


Malala was shot twice, in the
head and neck.


And the bullet in her head ran
all around in her skull, but
did not stop her extraordinary
tenacity, the depth of
which few of us can even
imagine.


In her recovery standing
tall still, and speaking out
as before, declaring
her right of existence,
her right to education,
her right to speak the truth,


with her smile of fearlessness
and her pure heart
of justice, nailing the world
to its horrific wall of
brutal complacency.

0 Replies to “doug draime | for malala”

  1. Doug,
    You express what so much of free expression from the
    hell holes of reactionary repression cannot silence.BZ

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