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  Freedom Was Heard
by Cheryl B Sellers
Thursday, September 25, 2003


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Freedom to live was heard this glorious today
in Nigeria from a tiny blue court room of sweltering heat
a few ceiling fans the only cooling breeze of relief
a lone women was set free from a death sentence today
mortally terrified on a stone unyielding bench she sat
eyes down cast, modestly wrapped in a light orange veil
cradling her said love child of nearly two years on her lap
this child born out of wedlock is the reason you see
for Lawal's conviction of crime, under Shariah
they say she became an adulator under Islamic law
death by stoning was to be the harsh recourse
in sand they would have buried her up to her neck
until only her head was left out for all to behold
then the rocks they would fly, until she was dead
a cry for mercy and justice went out around the world
imploring, commute this brutal egregious sentence
how could this happen in the age of enlightenment
judges heard, reviewed and overturned her sentence
freedom was heard from just judges, this glorious day
all women of the world should shout and dance in exultation
for our sister was freed oh glorious day, oh glorious day
oh glorious day


 




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Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 9/26/2003
A truly exceptional write. Excellent!
Reviewed by Jaclynn Huntington 9/25/2003
How can one not be moved by a write such as this? Extremely powerful. Hard to believe such things still exist... but this gives hope that changes can still come.

Exceptional!!

~Jackie~
Reviewed by Dale Clark 9/25/2003
Powerful write! There is indeed much
barbarism in todays "modern world".
You wouldn't think it possible.
Reviewed by Kristi Sayles 9/25/2003
Powerful writing, Cheryl! Although I don't condone adultery, I certainly don't condone such cruelty!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 9/25/2003
It is this kind of barbarism that we face in the fanatical thought that if you are not like us then you must die. We have a long, long road to travel before such unbelievable acts such as this are erased from man's thought process.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 9/25/2003
Such barbaric sentences that most would never dream of happening in this day and time. My imagination doesn't cover (thank God) that depth of cruelty. Although I realize it happens everyday a person of conscience would hardly be able to sleep nights thinking of such. Great write, for a justice well told. Lisa

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