A hard wind blew today
Chasing all the pretty leaves away
And shaking every kind of nut
From the trees
The skies are dark
Full of hate
The thunder drowns out the cries
But there is no rain
The water that brings life
Is gone forever
My beautiful friend
Looks to the heavens and weeps
Everything she knows has changed
And she doesn’t know what to do
So Mia Mona
I talked to a friend of mine named Mona last night. She lives in Libya. She told me before the revolution she was a nurse who had her own car. She still lived at home even though she is 33 because that is the culture. But she had a good job, a car and she could even wear jeans and tee shirts, although she hardly ever did. Everyday she was happy. We met at another site where I use to post poems. She is an incredible poet who writes from her heart. She told me that now inflation is really high and no one has any money. She now only has the internet from work she can use and there are a lot of people being put out into the streets because they can’t afford housing. She told me that she always felt safe before but now she is scared every time she leaves her house. She said in the city 6 stores that sold different kinds of ladies clothing has closed up. She told me she cries at night because she doesn’t think things will ever be good again in her life time and she is only 33. My friend has a very heavy heart and I do to. I wish I knew what to tell her.
Jan 2, 2012 10:13:29 amby brewgirlca Homepage »
So much for the Islamic spring, the fundamentalists get in, get the power and fuck up everything all over again. Or the military... I was going to go to Egypt this year but not now, the people made a victory and the military made a coup with it. It seems that part of the world is just incapable of doing right for itself. Funny, the places with the oldest civilizations are the most screwed (including China) but I think it's because it has the youngest religions and I am not just talking Islam, though it is primary.
Women really do seem to take the worst of it, look at Iran. Women helped lead the revolution and they got a theocratic monster for it. Only in Turkey did they have a benevalont dictator who turned the country around and made it all for the good.
Jan 2, 2012 3:10:05 pmby Rainastorm Homepage »
The only thing you can tell her is that you are there for her when she needs someone to talk to, go to, vent. Times are hard, times suck. But we have to make the best of what we have. I was lucky to have grown up in a home where we had nothing 90% of the time, and when we did have something there were five of us that shared it...I grew up in a 8 X 9 bedroom with two sisters...I resented my dad at times when I was a kid wishing I had things other kids had, but in the end he helped us in a small way...I am used to being content with what we have and always will be thankful to dad and mom for doing their best. Beautiful poem Randy.