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The Ticking Clock

Libya goes up in flames, Qaddafi sets helicopter gunships on the protesters, hundreds dead, and Obama says not a word.  Hillary says she condemns the violence, but does not condemn Qaddafi. One can only ignore reality for so long. The ticking clock does not care that we ignore it. Undeterred, it just keeps ticking until the hour strikes.



The ticking clock cares not that we

May choose to watch the hands

Move silent as the restless sea

While rage in foreign lands

Bids fair to change the face of what

We thought of as our world

We pay no heed the land of Tut

Is Islamist imperiled

The Middle East goes up in flames

None care the reason why

Obama smiles and plays his games

Adjourning sine die


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