Friday, December 28, 2007

A tear for Benazir


I doubted you at times, but never stopped adoring you

You were the worthy daughter of your father

Like him you will live on in hearts and minds

A granite like presence into an uncertain future

8 comments:

NYC Educator said...

It's just unspeakable what happened. On NPR today they were listing all the protections she'd requested from the government that she never got.

abi said...

Very nice, Cartledge.

D.K. Raed said...

Thank you for this lovely pause. I too shed a tear. But it was more a tear of anger. Our news is covering the stock market & oil price angle of her death. She'll be buried in a few hours, her country is ripping itself up & we are worried about filling up the gastank. I am not proud of humanity today.

Cartledge said...

Great to see you NYE
Thanks abi
and d.k - I understand all those other issues, but the news has simply stunned me at this stage.
I still have trouble finding the words or even delving into events.

enigma4ever said...

thank you for the lovely tribute to her.....so so sad....

Cartledge said...

thank you enigma. Sometimes words fail, and I'm still not sure where that came from.
Today I have found some words, the anger phase i believe.

enigma4ever said...

the words came....

( about her "protection" I saw Gail Sheehy on an interview this weekend, she went to see her and work on a book in the fall , AFTER the first attack, and she said that Bhutto had requested protection, and that she was only given ONE female guard- period.
That definently renewed my anger.,...and dismay..she was relying on the people around her to protect her....so sad)

Cartledge said...

Benazir made all the appropriate preparations for her death, almost as though she knew she was a martyr in waiting.
Perhaps the only way to beat the Musharraf/Bush team was to help them shoot themselves in their collective feet.
As I suggest, she will live on as an example to all of true bravery for a great cause.