Tuesday, 6 December 2011


Rage, rage in the city of Cairo,
betrayed by brothers and stalling their hope.
Heart against heart, voice against voice,
where bitter rubble carpets the street,
with nights lit by flashes, scarves on their faces,
hidden identities or protection from gasses.

Flags cover bodies, a democracy coat,
dirt trodden already and only months old.
Resistance and ballots arrive hand in hand,
now people have hold of a choice they can make.
A line in the sand is carefully drawn,
where people might see the beams of new dawn.

© Tim Waldron

Egyptian protesters condemn security forces' tactics
Tim is a 32 year old living in Liverpool. He's married and teaches English at a secondary school in Ormskirk, West Lancashire. He writes on various themes such as nature and sport.