Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Egyptian Democracy

votes counted,
and then dismissed,
brothers we can not be,
you are terrorists,
as are the people who voted for you,
brotherhood,
NO!,
we will continue to be,
more like the father we have always been,
teaching wrong and right,
with every decree,
democracy brought to you by your faithful servant,
your very own Egyptian army.

©Douglas Polk 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/egypts-military-backed-government-declares-muslim-brotherhood-a-terrorist-organization/2013/12/25/7cf075ca-6da0-11e3-aecc-85cb037b7236_story.html
Douglas is a poet from Nebraska. He has published three books of poetry;
In My Defense, The Defense Rests, and On Appeal.

 

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