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January 31, 2003

One Put to the Question

One

Put to the Question

Did she come to her father with innocent joy,
running in with arms open wide?
Did she shriek out in terror upon seeing Da standing,
alone, with a sword in his hand?
Was she distracted, by caress or kind word,
And die trusting in a Father who loved?

Did her brothers come between her and her death,
standing themselves on the brink?
Did they stand and defend or pursue and declare,
revealing the place where she hid?
Did they run her to ground like foxes and hounds,
and start ripping as the Master approached?

Did he come to her angry, in the heat of his rage
Or later, after cold calculation?
Did he drink in sin to lessen his wits,
and the memory of what was to come;
coonvinced by his god of a blot on his honor
that only her blood could erase?

And the one who stood mute, who could, with a word
Have proven her status inviolate.
Does he think of her now, as he lies in the cell
waiting on his brother, her father, to free him?
Does he think of her body, cold and unmoving
or does his lust now turn to another?

Did her mother keep a lock of hair to caress
To weep on and smell, for remembrance?
Does she wail in the night, cursing her god,
damning him, for the fate of her daughter?
Does she tell the mirror that nothing was lost
“After all, she was only a girl?"

This is one I wrote previously, and it's not about Iraq in particular, but it does describe why I think we should go to war with Islamic fascism.

Update: Two, from Friend of Hraka Meryl Yourish. Can you guess the tune?

Call Jihad

If Osama is your hero, call jihad
If your GDP's near zero, call jihad
If your nation has no future and your wife won't let you smooch her
If your women have no rights then call jihad
If your ruler's not elected, call jihad
If your nukes are not perfected, call jihad
If your leader's a dictator and the people's hopes are faded
If your ruler is a Ba'ath, call jihad
If you sit on top of oil, call jihad
If your Wahabs are a-boil, call jihad
If your folks came from the sand dunes and their progeny are all loons
If your state religion's Wahab, call jihad
If you want elections later, call jihad
If you're really a jew-hater, call jihad
If your name is Abu Amar and your children are all bombers
If you want no Israel state, then call jihad.

Posted by Bigwig at January 31, 2003 01:13 PM | TrackBack
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