Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Into the Fist of the Madman – v2

The world allowing this to continue
the people seeking freedom
given over, abandoned,
into the fist of the madman.

Hope not yet extinguished
as the people fight for freedom;
a million strong in Benghazi
still needing our assistance.

Time is now, urgent,
the window not yet closed;
but the brutality of revenge
will surely come.

If we ignore the people,
if we turn a blind eye on the martyrs;
where we said he should be overthrown
we must act on our convictions.

Any action is a start,
we must do more than speak;
words just a spark, a start,
but may they burn with freedom.

Acting on convictions,
stopping the dictator;
history will judge us by
how we act in this very moment.

edited March 24, 2015
Into the Fist of the Madman – v2

March 16, 2011
Into the Fist of the Madman
calling on President Obama and the world
to speak out and act in the Middle East
to stand with the people
yearning to breathe free
and not worrying about the results,
that it is always right to stand for basic human rights
on the transformations since the beginning of January -
all the protests in Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Oman,
Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Palestinian Territories, Djibouti, Mauritania, Senegal, Saudi Arabia, etc.

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