Friday, October 21, 2011

Whispers of the Martyrs

May the people listen
the leaders, the insurgents
those who stood for justice
who cried out for freedom
the tribes, the bands,
the disparate factions
may they all slow down
may they all heed their warnings
the whispers of the martyrs
speaking to them
to seek forgiveness
peace in their land
that the rebellion, revolution
would build a lasting peace
that they may rest easy
those who died in the streets

October 21, 2011
On the death of Muammar Gaddafi
October 20, 2011
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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