Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

Shadows Of Twentieth Century Dictatorships - Poem by Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

At last at last finally sinister purges are passing past.
Shadow legacy of twentieth century absolute dictators
decades on last totalitarian governments passing past.
Lands where the ruling party is only old party allowed.
The dictator of Tunisia has already people opposed fled.
President of Yemen unpopular promised power to shed.
Dictator of Egypt has again soiled bloodied ruling hands.
Just question of time before tyranny is driven from sands.

surrealist cartoon: thug supporters of lame duck Egyptian
president Mubarak caused an ugly scene with clubs stones
troops did not intervene how obscene as donkeys mounted
on camels and horses charged into Tahrir Square hoping to
do gang victory laps after prison releases to beat up crowds
of innocent trapped peaceful anti-mubarak protesters as all
spectator Egyptian military soldiers stood back did nothing
but watch watch watch fighting rise up around them unable

to do their job fighting to protect civilians thus pro-Mubarak
forces advanced beyond line military trucks throwing stones
other more cowardly thug monkeys climbed near high-rises
rocks projectiles to throw down monkey style on protesters
in the square stampeded as trouble broke out but never fear
secret police monkeys gutless after beating chained victims
for years in custody cells could not withstand fair fight back
unchained men were an eventual match for monkey mobsters

opposition groups claim Mubarak sent in thugs to suppress
protest which wounded his ego to avenge a dictator’s name.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 23, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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