Monday, February 21, 2011

Haiku for the day and......democracy moves onward in the middle east

his toes...
little piggies

Challenge: Write a haiku involving children. Your own. Someone else's. Your own childhood.
Still in the news, and even more exciting, Egypt has become a role model for people power all over the middle east. Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times has kept us to date with his on the scene reporting. Here's the beginning of his recent article:

Delirious Joy in Bahrain

BAHRAIN — There’s delirious joy in the center of Bahrain right now. People power has prevailed, at least temporarily, over a regime that repeatedly used deadly force to try to crush a democracy movement. Pro-democracy protesters have retaken the Pearl Roundabout – the local version of Tahrir Square – from the government. On a spot where blood was shed several days ago there are now vast throngs kissing the earth, chanting slogans, cheering, honking and celebrating. People handed me flowers and the most common quotation I heard was: “It’s unbelievable!”

Read the rest HERE at his blog

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