Dissidence in the Middle East



Empty phrases, for what do they accomplish but prove their own necessity?

Change is not prompted by force.

Yet force is prompted by change.

Stand up, if not for yourself, for your counterparts.

Eastern ways, long overdue for a little standing.

For you say you see the need,

but do you  wait for your betters to stand,

or do you stretch a muscle or two yourself?

Say what needs to be known, your virtue lies hidden as long as you want,

but it takes more than want to make your hopes known.

And even more t ake them happen.

Move. stretch. stand.

But only if you want to.




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