Go easy O Voices of “Democracy”

By B. R. Gowani

I’m Worried
Deeply so
For the news anchors
And their correspondents

I am also concerned
For their ability to endure
Over worked are they
As we have witnessed
Covering the Iranian elections
With overtime zeal and gusto

There is apprehension
What would happen to “democracy”
If these voices are exhausted?
These voices of global democracy:

If their insight is extinguished
Because they’re over-taxing
If their throats give up
Because they’re over-lying
If their bodies lose function
Because they’re over-acting

Maybe there was vote rigging –
But is it really the 24/7 news?

Or is it the :
Jewish Lobby,
Christian right,
US revenge for 1979,
That is causing this hysteria?

Yes, all of the above.

Iran has made a travesty of democracy?
Odd man out, Iran indeed is …

Within the Middle East –
Which is a sea of democracy:

Saudi Arabia a medeival kingdom
Egypt a modern Pharoahdom
Israel a chosen apartheidom

B. R. Gowani can be reached at brgowani@hotmail.com

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