THE SHINE JOURNAL

Flash Literature, Poetry, Art and Photography!

 

 

 

"Veil"

 @2007 Maureen Radoncic

 

 

 

 

A Tribute To Her Beauty

(for Benazir Bhutto)

 

by

 

Oonah V. Joslin

 

 

No one has said

she was beautiful.

 

Determined, intelligent, brave,

steadfast, capable, foolhardy,

human, flawed…

 

Perhaps it is not

politic

to say.

 

Perhaps she would

not have it so

in this day

 

and age.

Yet in any language,

by any standard

 

among all the human race,

she had a beautiful face

strength and grace.

 

If Helen,

if Cleopatra,

why not she?

 

I remember a

beautiful woman

alas now dead.

 

There. 

It is said.