Revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain and the rest

Revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain and the rest

Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain and the rest

I watch the bloodbath on the t.v. screen

And thank Allah that it’s not me

Or my loved ones

Out in the cold streets

Protesting and being beaten

Struggling for justice

And a voice

Basic needs

A job and security

Prepared to sacrifice

Blood and life eventually

Safely wrapped up

Warm and fully fed

I’m glad we’re ok

Living in the west

As I pity the rest

When things get gory

And serious

I change channels and watch the soaps

Out of sight, and mind

I carry on living my life

Blind to the reality

Of my Ummah

Sometimes I feel anger and sympathy

But mostly glad that it not me in the mortuary

As I go through life busy with my own worries

Mortgage and kid’s education

Holidays and promotion

Sometimes at jummah

I make a dua

For Allah to help

Those less fortunate than me

Empty my pockets of loose change

But is this the help that they need?

I echo their calls for change

Replacement of leaders who are deranged

Never thinking

Of what will come to fill the void

Faces change but the system remains

A revolution and its people betrayed

The pharaohs depart

With the stolen loot

Retirement and life of luxury

But the Ummah has nowhere to turn

Except to return back to Allah

And solutions from the Quran and the Sunnah

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