Unnumbered human corpses
mutilated and spread
like illegally-shot elephants in Waza Park!
From ‘man know thyself’
to ‘man hates himself’-
humans mutilate humans!
Future-bound glorious infants,
and luck-abandoned dads
bombed, suffocated, shot and slain
by politico-economic drunks!
Yawning stomachs here,
blood-dripping arms there,
open-mouth frozen heads here,
rotting breasts there,
decomposing legs here…
We are in Homs,
we are in Alep,
we are in Damascus where
there has been fierce fighting
since long ago…
Vultures in black suits
for carnivorous autopsy ;
they transport chunks from
the uninterred corpses to
carnivorous mortuaries up-sky.
Maggots, ants and scavengers
perform rapid interments,
substituting caskets and graves
with their innards and
facilitating the cycle from dust to dust.
These mean creatures,
and some others walking,
feast on the garbage corpses ,
mocking man’s inhumanity to man
this sudden twist of values—
the beastification of humans and
the humanisation of beasts.
They mock us,
they mock us
for this sudden twist of values.
They also mock us and bemoan
the occidental-egoistic planes
of exploitation fuel on Libyan skies,
urinating bombs and missiles,
grinding and crushing humans for humans
or humans for oil.
Aha! What a twist of values!
Exploitation went mad
and naked in Bengazi…
We are in Homs,
we are Alep,
we are in Damascus
where all Pauls
have gone Sauls…
Annan can’t understand
now. His six points
repose in occidental dust bins.
Then he sighs.
Then he sighs,
and gives up.
Moscow and London
persistently draw parallels
that can only
So-called World Powers
Now ride snails to
Syrian emergency meetings
while they were flown
in swallows to Tripoli.
We are in Homs,
we are in Alep,
we are in Damascus
where countless infinities
of Arab eyes have focused
on one cushion since last year :
one cushion of thorns and pleasure,
one cushion of spikes and leisure.
The solution then?
It only lies back
in the Syrian Graveyard.
Syrians, counts these abandoned, mutilated,
rotting, decomposing corpses.
Count them and drop your arms.
Count them, drop your arms
and impregnate your land
Know this: There is only one
seat in every presidency…
A president may toy
with a human constitution,
but can never ever
thwart the Womb-to-Tomb Constitution .
(Mbankolo, 6 August 2012)
Copyright © Nsah Mala | Year Posted 2013
The emperor of Persia “Shahanshah”, as any other emperor, conquering by the lust of tyranny and in the name of the oath of slaying, once their head bear the blood thirsty crown
The kingdom of the Nile, a mystery with no smile, a pharaoh named Narmer made the realms at land of the river banks, only one after a long while
The peak of his kingdom was seen by the Assyrian, Mitanni, and Hittite, rivals when the pyramid from the rocks were in enamor and high style
The horizon was sharpened by summits of charming obelisks, wonders of pyramids, bewitched temples in hieroglyphic scripts and engraved chronicles
Their legacy in art, literary, Amenomope and the book of death, mining ores and colossal pillars and architecture, the fine symmetry and grandeur, predate the Greek Parthenon, they were all phenomenal
The sun deity became the one and only for worship by pharaoh Akhenaten, a notion for monotheism still not in minds which brought the pharaoh to his decline
The serene Nile shivered from ominous rumblings, when rivals did soar and climb on time, then the Assyrian, Persian and the Greek whom inflicted the most bloodbath in their lifeline
They left behind the vassals’s pharaohs, were never feared or worshiped like the true native pharaohs, whom later became in the valley of kings, a sacred and forbidden shrine
The Persian capturing pharaoh Psamtik II, at the battle of Pelusium, the Nile waves bowed to the Archimedean Empire, as Greece, Phoenicia and Babylonia were in-line
And so did the Assyrian, King Ashurbanipal and Sargon II, the Babylonian, king Nabopolassar and Nebuchadnezzar II, then the time in his quest changed course and delivered for them the unforeseen dreams and events
As did the Libyan Berber, the Nubian emperor Kushta of Nubia rules over Egypt for a century, until the Assyrian defeated Kushta, then Axum Empire in Ethiopia burned kingdom of Kush to the ground
The cycle of fierce swings of swords and power and spills of blood, life cannot comprehend
Pharoah Mazaces, handed over Egypt to Alexander the Great, then Alexandria came to life with a light house and a library that shined and was admired for its knowledge
Which enlightened the sea waves and the lands far and around with letters and scrolls to unfold with wisdom and records of thoughts to astonish
The instructions of Amenemope; son of Kanakht, a marvel of literature and a guide of wisdom for life, an eloquent and inspiring master piece of its kind
Which inspired ancient philosophers and permeated in concepts of known antiquity, world wisdom and books of beliefs, combined
Enuma Elish , The instructions of king Shuruppak, the epic of Atrahasis and Gilgamesh were pioneered by Sumerian hands and minds, proceeded the Amenemope ,and were all scribed with golden lines
The wisdom and letters of enlightenments in those words reveals an astounding resemblance with many verses and narrative in sacred texts and passages for all time
When Egypt became a province for Rome, after Cleopatra VII and her beloved Mac Antony succumbed to their death’s line
Octavian, then Emperor Augustus, at the battle of Actium was the man who drew that line with his ships bursting with blood thirsty spears to end the dynasty of pharos behind the sun shine
Time will enter its recluse when the shivering northern winds sail over the weeping captive Nile, the wounded arms of the river clinch on its warm waves with an eternal sorrow and sigh
From the Greek’s dark ages, to Archaic, to classical to the Hellenic period which ends with the death of the Alexander and the rise of Rome, when the Greeks were sheltered by the Roman eagle’s wings
Hesiod, with the works of days and the creation myth, Homer’s epics, Sob Orpheus with myth and music, and Musaeous with purificatory hymns and philosophy, their words forever sing
A treasure for humanity, the Greek democracy, emerged from the darkness of tyranny, after throwing the king of Athens’ last tyrant
Herodotus’ records and a histotrophic narrative, from Bordum, he wondered around, chasing preposterous events, feats and dark winds of kingdoms in the Aegean island
Ionian, Doric, Corinthian, architecture and structures, temples of grandeur, statues with silent myths and vivid curves on spirited marble of no match in its design
The statue of maphrodites de Milos, Laocoon and his sons, Phidias and the sculpture of Parthenon, a vivid narrative for the eyes to admire, serenity for the heart to acquire and for the soul, it is the aspiration given by the divine
Literary classics, Iliad, odyssey, myths, poetry and eloquence with words of epic and wisdom literary as sharappak instructions, Atrahasis and Enuma Elish of an old time
Olympic Games, festivals at Olympia to celebrate Zeus, theater styles with different fields of life,” a theatron” plays the satirical scene, comedy, tragedy and for competitors to climb
Raphael’s master piece and the school of Athens of philosophy by reasoning and observation of the world and not by, magic or myth or by religion
The philosophy was influenced by wisdom instructions and literatures, epics, myths and codes of laws by Urukagina of Lagash and Hammurabi of Babylonia were the dawn of wise decisions
In the school of Athens, Socrates teaches Plato, then Plato defended him in the trial of Socrates who was famous for his impossible city “the republic”
Plato with the elements of equality, natural beauty and justice, which exit beyond our world, stressed on ethics and on the Greek idea that the earth is round, a notion which was not before published
The servile envy had sentenced Socrates to death, a bright mind is a magnet for enemies and so the philosophy of Socrates was his dungeon and his sentence
Defending the truth, the principles of justice and human rights will give you no impunity in the time of avarice or at any time, but greatness in content is the essence
Being proud of your righteous deeds or mind will attract enemies, envy, and injustice
Copyright © Dr.Mohammed Alrazak | Year Posted 2017