Thursday, October 20, 2011

Peace for the Martyrs

Sadness will come
of the loss of this nation
of all of those who have died
all those persecuted
but today different
joy at his dying
sad to be glad, happy
but the madman is no more

Peace for the martyrs
all who have perished
all whose blood
run in the street
the decades of suppression
freedom, light
coming in wave on wave
into this dark night

October 20, 2011
On the death of Muammar Gaddafi
on the fall of Muammar Gaddafi’s
reign of terror over Libya
and capture of Saddam Hussein
August 22, 2011
Killing of General Abdel Fattah Younes
claimed to be by Islamic factions
but that could be more Qaddafi lies
earlier poems about the genocide in Libya
and hearing the rabbling of Gadhafi
on the transformations since the beginning of January -
all the protests in Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya,
Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Palestinian Territories, Djibouti, Mauritania, Senegal, etc.
especially the resignation of Hosni Mubarak
February 11, 2011
and the jubilance in Tahrir Square
versus the bloodshed in Bahrain and Libya, etc.
February 18, 2011
hearing claim by President Obama 2/15/2011
in a news conference that when history books tell it
we will be seen as being on the right side of history
in how the United States responded
Post on Twitter by Wael Ghonim
“Our Revolution was like Wikipedia”
February 14, 2011
Post on Twitter by Wael Ghonim
“This is Revolution 2.0: No one was a hero because everyone was a hero.”
February 13, 2011
and see!/notes/safiyah-fosua/a-prayer-for-the-people-of-egypt-february-3-2011/10150134548244274
A Prayer for the People of Egypt (February 3, 2011)
by Safiyah Fosua

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