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Poem: Suppression, I Accept NotBhuwan Thapaliya for Salem-News.com
This pro democratic poem is for all of those who want democratic Bahrain.
(KATHMANDU, Nepal) - The following poem by noted poet Bhuwan Thapaliya of Nepal was sent to Salem-News.com by Riwan Khan as a response to the article Bahrain Bleeds for Liberty by Salem-News.com writer Mamoon Alabbasi.
For most European residents and even more for Americans, Bahrain is a far away place that they will never see or know.
But the Revolution is bringing Bahrain and Tunisia and Libya on the map in ways that they never were before. People may not know these places, but most can identify with the spirit of those who yearn for freedom and seek goals in their lives that so many in western countries take for granted.
However more often than not, these problems are taking place because of the decisions of western governments and businesses that have been intent on buying political favor for far too long, never apparently perceiving the shallow nature of those who respond to such business dealings.
The Arab nations were told during World War One by Sir Lawrence, that they would be granted autonomy if they would just help overthrow the Turks from Jerusalem. As soon as the battles were over, the UK reneged on their promise and set out to create the Jewish state of Israel.
Peace has not been given an opportunity, jut like the people of these ill fated governments, and it is time for the people of this world to continue to demand their place in it as outlined by the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.
- forward by Tim King
This pro democratic poem is for all of those who want a democratic Bahrain.
Poem: Suppression, I accept not – by Bhuwan Thapaliya
I came into this world
Though, I am only a drop of water in the majestic ocean of nature
For I am a man of eternal freedom,
The living God within me urges me to be free, and to
My heart, like Einstein, thinks in another dimension
And like Goethe, looks at things in a different manner,
Freedom, the gift of God, is the inherent right
I will fight till the end to free the masses
I will free the masses or die in the attempt
I am not afraid of those suppressors,
My blood boils whenever I see the strong ones
They can conquer Everest but not my spirit
They can take my sight away
They can cut my tongue into pieces
They can stab me with the dagger of despotism
I know the road to freedom is blocked with obstacles
We must act now and not merely just look away
Because it is better to perish without freedom
Don’t be a coward …
Be prepared to receive bullets to your chest
Stand up … stand up
Gather your courage. Come out
Let us not forget that …
The ocean is composed of drops
Listen, my oppressed brothers
Do not fear
Welcome the freedom
Special thanks to: Riwan Khan
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