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Into the Teeth of the Lion by Raymond A. Foss
Into the teeth of the lion
into the fist of the madman
the world handing the innocents
over to the tyrant

The dead will cry out
the martyrs dying for freedom
the street by street carnage
at the feet of the nations

Too long silent,
very little action
words of support
hollow, as are these

Why won’t the world act
while they die in the desert
when we know the consequence
the surety of his vengeance
if we fail to come to their rescue

Freedom is a right
we have stood and said this
yet we stand by silent
as they die for their freedom

So many people
the dead crying out
the martyrs dying for freedom
wondering where we are

Into the teeth of the lion
the fist of the madman
history will mark these days
in the book of life and death

March 16, 2011
calling on President Obama and the world
to act in the Middle East, especially in Libya and Bahrain,
to stand with the people
yearning to breathe free
and not worrying about the results,
that it is always right to stand for basic human rights
on the transformations since the beginning of January -
all the protests in Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Oman,
Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Palestinian Territories, Djibouti, Mauritania, Senegal, Saudi Arabia, etc.

Copyright by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage.
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