Tamed to die
by Shahad Lua'y Muhammad and Dr Hana Al-Bayyati

No wonder
No wonder.
Tigris and Euphrates
Taste bitter.
Fighting, cutting each other.
No tyranny lasts for ever.
Bloody scenes ended
By a dawn prayer.
A red letter, a red letter
Sent by a tyrant to malignance.
Oh, tyrrany!
Thou art no better
Than ignorance
Before a prayer
Thou art the spirit of the river.
No wonder
No wonder
Tigris and Euphrates
Taste bitter.
Taste bitter.

Tigris and Euphrates
Taste bitter.
Taste bitter.


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Published: 12/8/11   ·  Author's Page   ·  Next Poem