Freedom Dreams

The Arab Spring is rapidly evolving into Arab Winter, as radical Islamists gain power, all the while the US State Department and Obama administration praise the rise of moderate democracies in the region. I spoke to a highly placed Arab official the other day, and asked if reports were true that moderates were now in control of the Arab Spring. He smiled and said,



Of course we moderates in charge

We do not like the ones with guns

Most useful, yes, but by and large

It’s not with guns the Springtime runs

From Tunis to the eastern shore

All now belong to Arab yes

The tyrant colonel king no more

Our effort Allah surely bless

A new world is to come to pass

Where freedom rules in every land

And all have work to wealth amass

And happiness at every hand

Of course we have some problems too

With those who think not as do we

But all say guns from French are due

And as for that well we shall see

You must excuse me now for I

Hear much of shouting in the square

I fear I hear my people cry

If men with guns I must be there

So saying he broke into run

As guns erupted ‘mid the screams

I could have said you need a gun

To guarantee one’s freedom dreams


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