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A Woman, An Angel...a Martyr
by Susan K. de Vegter
Thursday, December 27, 2007
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We all lost an angel today
Her wings were given and she was on her way
Preaching for justice and peace for her people
Her voice still rings from life's highest steeple
She knew her fate and was braver than others
Who knew all the hate in the heart of her brothers
She chose to return and make a stand
To stop all the terror in Pakistan
She is an angel and on high she flies
Her strength, love and valor will never die
She knew what she wanted and in her death
The heart of this Martyr will never rest
Her death will enforce her country within'
With the strength of an angel she will always win.

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Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 12/28/2007
I agree Susan, when will the world quit giving lip servive to such atrocities as this and stop this insanity...well said.

Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 12/28/2007
Yes, she was all of those, and then more. She has brought many people together now, that otherwise may not have banned together for the same purpose, and that is to pray for peace and love, to exist on this earth. Very moving poem, Susan, thank you for your enlightening words of dedication to a truly remarkable woman.
Peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 12/28/2007
So sad. Another of mankind's finest hours.

Reviewed by John Leko 12/28/2007
...light in darkness...we are reminded.
Thank You...
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/28/2007
Outstanding Tribute!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Felix Perry 12/28/2007
A great tribute Susan and I fear you are right, she will become a national martyer and sadly when martyers die so do many others who rise up to defend and honor her greatness...I hope the toll will be worth the sacrifices of so many...
Reviewed by larry linville 12/28/2007
She died as the result of those who preach hatred. I will try to think of her when I'm tempted to speak words of hate.

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/28/2007
So very sad; and far too many angels perish these days in the pursuit of a better world.
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 12/28/2007
Maybe her regime was corrupt, but it's in the culture, embedded, not something she created or that she can get rid of by waving a magic wand in the air. Something similar goes for where I live. We sometimes expect too much of a single individual, however powerful he/she claims to be. Good write.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 12/28/2007
I was never exactly confident with her as America's friend, I felt she was going to betray us even as she spouted "I love America." Her regime, including herself, was so corrupt even for that country where corruption is an accepted form of life, that she had to flee the country . . .
Reviewed by A PAX 12/28/2007
your poem touches the life of a beatiful soul with grace and clarity, such a shame a good soul was struck down
a heartfelt tribute sue, as only you can do........pax A
Reviewed by Ted Bossis 12/28/2007
At the top of the list for determination ~ This soul continues appreciation & love _Ted
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/27/2007
fantastic poem of tribute Susan! Beautifully written! she deserves all the honor she gets!
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 12/27/2007
yes, such a horrid tragedy
Reviewed by Pierre Ortega 12/27/2007
This is so sad, another life so kindred to ours has perished, but her
heart and soul will live on in infinity as a testament to all the good that still exists in humanity.

Love, Pierre
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 12/27/2007
I, too, was devasted to hear of her horrible death. Perhaps, this is what it will take to bring this country to peace and unity. This is a beautiful tribute to a one-of-a-kind woman. Thank you.

God bless you. Kathy
Reviewed by jude forese 12/27/2007
a very moving poem about such a tragic and disturbing event ... one of grand ramifications ... a woman ahead of her time ...
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/27/2007

You know how I feel. There are no words: only sadness...a visionary was lost today. God be with her family, her people, and may He have mercy on us all.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Art Sun 12/27/2007
Susan...I am saddened that today has become one which shows the darkness of life....though there is more to this Woman than we will ever get to know, She is as you say an Angel who was striving to free Her country and bring them to Peace.

Today has saddened my heart even more than yesterday...

Love and Peace...

Art Sun...
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