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Thursday, March 25, 2010

This will get you stopped in an airport.

Read this, and see if you can think of a politician or two who fits this description.

Stop Throwing My Country To The Wind

If the flames of anger rise any higher in this land Your name on your tombstone will be covered with dirt.

You have become a babbling loudmouth. Your insolent ranting, something to joke about.

The lies you have found, you have woven together. The rope you have crafted, you will find around your neck.

Pride has swollen your head, your faith has grown blind. The elephant that falls will not rise.

Stop this extravagance, this reckless throwing of my country to the wind. The grim-faced rising cloud will grovel at the swamp's feet.

Stop this screaming, mayhem, and bloodshed. Stop doing what makes God's creatures mourn with tears.

My curses will not be upon you, as in their fulfillment. My enemies' afflictions also cause me pain.

You may wish to have me burned , or decide to stone me. But in your hand match or stone will lose their power to harm me.

Simin Behbahani
June 2009

1 comment:

Long Haul said...

Wow! I can see why that would piss someone off.

Elected officials are subject to a virulent infection. They often start believing that because people voted for them that means they are smarter than the next guy.

If I'm that smart, then anything I say is good by definition.