Today, Jan 25 marks the one year anniversary of the People’s Revolution in Egypt. Tens of thousands across the country marched and many flocked to Tahrir Square to show solidarity for the cause. I am sure that a year ago many of those in the square that day must have dreamt of a NEW EGYPT!. Now a full year later they chant a familiar refrain “Down with the military”. The struggle of the people is not over and democracy has not yet shown her face, yet a eager people still hope!
Ode to Tahrir (Sunny Morgan)
Voices crying in unison,
chanting-give us hope, give us peace,
Pushing, shouting, falling, crying, pleading praying!
Young ones shouting, older ones dreaming, still old ones remembering,
Girls and mothers Standing ,
bold and empowered,
Boys looking up at their fathers
BIG and Proud
Red, white and black faces,
golden eagles rising up!
Take my dreams, and bring me freedom.