Forbidden Zone: “Soliloquies of a Muslim III” by Jebreil

Soliloquies of a Muslim III

Push! Shove! Give a shout! What’s that? The sizzle of fireworks shooting into the air!
Push! Shove! Shout again! Make them listen! Let the world listen!
Have you heard what they say on the street? Half the nation is here! Millions and millions.
The Truth? Of course! How could I doubt?
The photos, see! Can’t you count?

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Push! Shove! Demonstrate! All shackled slaves of the ballot box!
Let Egypt roar and resonate! All who fear democratic means!
Make your voices heard, bellow at the winners of every election so far, and let the earth tremble to the rhythm of your words, ‘We Want the Pharaoh! We Want the Pharaoh!’
And watch his battalions swoop down from on high, captivate our hearts and conquer our minds.
On this day of Eid we regained our freedom. Eid Mubarak! Eid Mubarak! Eid Mubarak!

Jebreil