Sunday, February 13, 2011

A New Day on the Nile

When the price of wheat
is only the beginning

when a hungry girl finds strength
to raise her fist

when the boy leading his donkey
says enough

when grandmothers reject the fear
they’ve endured

when horses slow their pace
while entering crowds

when uniforms on clotheslines
stay un-ironed

when the harmony of sisters
blend as one

when a kiss gives thanks
for restraint

when every prayer
for every god is heard

when the sun comes up
and everything has changed

these things will mark
a new day on the Nile

1 comment:

  1. Hear hear! And what a wonderful jubilant outcome to all of this. Imagine how they feel.
    Isn't it good that sometimes,somehow, someone gets it right!