Grave Error - Poem by Douglas Scotney
In common with Winston Churchill
I have seen, perhaps,
the end of a beginning:
I have learnt that 'Egyptian' is 'Masri'.
My 'Beginning Arabic' is at, perhaps, an end.
I don't know, does anyone know,
if the Prime man ever saw
the beginning of the end of the war?
Can anyone ever surely say
they've seen the beginning of the end of a war?
I do know that in Egypt
you mightn't see the end of a day,
if, instead of 'I love The Great Haram',
you accidentally, or deliberately, say,
'I greatly love haraam.'
Poet's Notes about The Poem
pyramid = 'Haram'.
You can google 'haraam'
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