Yassin's Poems


When an ignorant blind person
Is leading an entire nation,
When the wolves are shepherds,
How will the sheep feel safe from danger?*

There is nothing called democracy -
All is at the mercy of a dictator.
We can only wait for his death
For this long season of disaste
To comes to an end.

by Yassin Aref

*There is an Arabic saying, “The duty of  the shepherd is to protect the sheep from the wolves – what happens when the wolves become the shepherds?”


February 2, 2008

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