Aung San Suu Kyi Is Free

by Belinda Munoz on November 16, 2010

 aung san suu kyi

Lines on her face
Deeper than before
Fifteen years passed
Since they locked the door

This threat of a woman
Held captive in her home
They cloaked her fiery spirit
Took away her right to roam

Generations of struggles
Human rights atrocities
Myanmar torn apart
Cries for democracy

Aung San Suu Kyi
A symbol of peace
Without a bomb or a gun
Her voice echoed upon release

Freedom to live, the right to be
For too many, blood seeds to sow
For the privileged others, a prize
Never knowing what they owe


This is for One Shot Wednesday.


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1 Steve Isaak November 16, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Excellent, pointed, political work – not too long, not too short, and not too preachy (as religious and political works usually are in writer’s groups like this).


2 Timoteo November 16, 2010 at 2:46 pm

There is a wonderful older movie about the political situation in Myanmar, and Aung San Suu Kyi called “Beyond Rangoon.” It is a joy to know she has been released!


3 poemblaze November 16, 2010 at 3:08 pm

So wonderful she is free again. Thanks for commemorating the event~


4 Rudri November 16, 2010 at 3:55 pm

What a wonderful tribute. Well said Belinda. So proud to associate with someone who acknowledged this triumph.


5 Aging Mommy November 16, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Wonderful tribute Belinda, your poetry once again is succinct yet filled with emotion.


6 ayala November 16, 2010 at 4:52 pm

A wonderful tribute, Belinda . Your poetry meaningful and thoughtful as always!


7 SuziCate November 16, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Lovely tribute…your writing glows in this.


8 Gay Cannon November 16, 2010 at 6:46 pm

The words flow effortlessly, the rhymes natural and inherent to the text and the emotions expressed succinct yet passionate, subtle but heartfelt. Thanks, Gay @beachanny


9 marousia November 16, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Excellent sentiment beautifully expressed – thank you.


10 G-Man November 16, 2010 at 7:19 pm



11 Anthony North November 17, 2010 at 2:12 am

Well said. It’s good she’s been released.


12 Tess The Bold Life November 17, 2010 at 5:48 am

Belinda you’re amazing! Thank you.


13 Eric Alder November 17, 2010 at 7:48 am

There is nothing oppressors find more threatening than free thought.

Super One Shot, Belinda!


14 The Exception November 17, 2010 at 7:55 am

This is a nice tribute Belinda. It is wonderful that she is now free – using her voice as she has continuously done.


15 brian November 17, 2010 at 8:21 am

nicely done…political yet with maybe a hint of hope…


16 Claudia November 17, 2010 at 8:40 am

what a beautiful tribute for a brave and strong woman!


17 Shashi November 17, 2010 at 9:21 am

A great tribute.. to a great personality… Thanks.

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18 Tessa November 17, 2010 at 11:03 am

LOVE this and I love that she is finally free!


19 pete marshall November 17, 2010 at 2:36 pm

a worthy tribute..well said…pete


20 Justine November 18, 2010 at 1:01 pm

She is indeed an inspiration. And so is your tribute to her.

Kudos – to the both of you.


21 Sara Healy November 18, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Belinda — A beautifully written simple reminder to all of us of the people who show us what courage really.

Thank you for sharing this and I am very pleased the “the lady” is free:~)


22 Zengirl @ Heart and Mind November 18, 2010 at 6:30 pm


Good news and very fitting poem to celebrate the event!


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