Sunday, April 03, 2011

Choosing Our Friends

In the mirror of time
the prism of justice
the sun shining upon us
cutting through the darkness
oppression and silence
giving way
to freedom and colors
washing over these lands
a sandstorm of time

Choosing our friends
the dictators or the martyrs
the people yearning to breathe free
from the yoke of oppression
the prisoners calling for freedom
from the chains of the tyrants
wanting to be free
History will judge
how soon we joined the people
calling for their freedom
acting to assist them
to have their human rights

April 3, 2011
UN Security Council approval of sanctions against Libya
calling on President Obama and the world
to act in the Middle East, especially in Libya and Bahrain,
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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