Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Seeds scattered in spring time,

Tears their only watering;

Now sprouting, not yet flowering,

Hope dies and rises again.


Voices shouting: “Liberation! Liberation!”

Fear vanquished, tasting freedom,

Kings and Pharaohs hear the cry:

“Let my people go!”


Saving the world is not so easy

As once we thought—

Every generation, every age

Has its part to play.


You who witnessed these miracles,

Remember where you were that day.

Perhaps you’ll have need of it

When facing some new tyrant.

1 comment:

  1. This is wonderfully timely for the Middle East freedom movements. Thank you