UNITED NATIONS. TO TYRANTS OF THE WORLD

 

15 FEBRUARY 2011

TO TYRANTS OF THE WORLD

By Tunisian Poet Abul Qasem El-Chebbi (1909 - 1934)

Hey you, the ruthless tyrants...
You lovers of darkness...
You the enemies of life...
You've made fun of innocent people's wounds; and your palm is covered with their blood
You deforming the value of existence and sowed seeds of sadness in their land

Wait, don't let the spring, the clearness of the sky and the shine of the morning light fool you...
Because the darkness, the thunder rumble and the blowing of the wind are coming toward you from the horizon
Beware because underneath the ash there is fire

Who grows thorns will reap wounds...

(The Original Version)