The Map of the Upright Way
hope to set Imam in the battalion mute.
belied them; no Imam but the mind,
give daily advice, no one can that confute."*
Imam embittered by ancient conflicts,
luster a thousand years,
by pagan rites,
lead the offended hearts
fits and starts
dig graves for opponents,
up with rage for things elapsed,
the womb which gave them breath,
the earth that witnessed their birth.
eternal law for nation to survive
to be one, when catastrophes come,
Liberty is threatened, when wealth is gone,
civilization of 6 thousand years collapse,
looted, libraries undone,
historic memory is lost, to be forgotten,
savages to begin from a crown
progress, our hanging gardens, our hope
better future of a world
God, the only one.
should not by faiths won
democracy by military gun.
with justice for all nations
reign by mind under the sun.
came from lairs unknown
to reach the unstable thrown.
corpses hooking the arms
peaceful sleep defying the arms.
sisters and wives,
rage are screaming their mishap,
their chests in great alarm.
they shared their meals,
blood is oozing from their eyes,
remember the throws of childbirth in their pain.
shrieks are heard in vain
glowered, lighting the unlighted eyes,
pale faces of their darlings lay in peace
longer they live in disgrace,
voidless battles gripped with gory death
were won with sword in hand
valor, no strength is needed now.
with teenager's hand
for victory over the sand
will of resistance never can stand
Dance of the victorious over the land.
Sunday, 3 May 2003
Abul Ala'a Al Ma'arri (973-1057 A.D.): Famous Arab philosopher and poet.