BY DAVIDMURRAYLAW@GMAIL.COM

Tikhanovskaya

 

 

 

Marc Chagall,

Cumpleanos, 1915, MOMA

To become a heroine

 

of her country’s cause

 

she was not destined

 

but her husband’s arrest

 

brought out her best.

 

 

Mother, housewife and schoolteacher

 

a politician not

 

 a reluctant leader

 

but she rose to the moment

 

and became a mighty opponent.

 

 

Lukashenko is a petty despot

 

too long in the saddle, a zealot

 

his days are numbered

 

his end is nigh

 

and we all know why.

 

 

Courage is a commodity

 

of which most all of us 

 

would want prodigally

 

even as  bravery exacts a toll 

 

that can deflect from the goal 

 

 

Svetlana, you are an example

 

that others will want to sample  

 

your country's  struggle will take time to prevail

 

but avail it will

 

and as it does, you will be remembered still

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