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Arab Spring

It all began with a man who owns a cart,
And the Tunisian government took it away.
Now a martyr, having no idea what would start,
The Arab Spring began on that day,
Causing the Tunisian leader to give way.

The revolt then spread to neighboring Egypt.
Thousands gathering in Tahrir Square, 
But President Mubarak refused to give up,
So more and more people protested there,
Until finally, was forced to leave his chair.
By now revolts in Yemen, Libya, and Bahrain
Spread like a forest fire, larger by the hour.
The electronic media is mostly to blame
To organize the revolt against those in power,  
And cleanse all corruption like a rain shower.

In Libya, there’s Gadhafi trying to hold on,
With the thousands of people massed in forces,
But the rebels have just gotten too strong,
With the aid of NATO changing their courses,
And Gadhafi, the next to fall to the ashes.

Now in Syria, the government is fighting still
To hold on to power and deny human rights,
With the people trying to match their will,
And spread humanity through the Damascus’ lights.
What will be next… the Golan Heights?

By Greg Stanley
February 1, 2012

For Francine’s “Spring Day” Contest

Copyright © Greg Stanley

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  1. Date: 2/1/2012 8:14:00 PM
    Only a genius can fabricate historic and aesthetic aspects of things in a poetry! I must admit you are one! Thanks a lot for your kind comment and sweet message of felicitations on my winning! =)