Thursday, July 4, 2013

A New Day, a New Egypt


Flags flood the streets
People rejoicing in fleets.
Music and dance fill the air,
They celebrate without a care,
As though victory they won.
Tomorrow rises the sun,
On a new Egypt,
So they hope, so they believe.
There is still work to be done,
Many difficulties yet to come.

Of hope and freedom, they sing.
Egypt’s streets, with joy, shake and ring.

Tonight, the night does not creep
On the country that does not sleep.
Cairo, Suez and Alexandria,
Qaliyubiya, Sharqia, Daqahlia,
In twenty-six governorates,
Millions stand at the gates
Of a new dawn, a new day,
A new shade of grey,
With a new hope, a new choice,
The proud people of Egypt rejoice.

Of hope and freedom, they sing.
Egypt’s streets, with joy, shake and ring.

Tonight Egyptians sleep
As dawn begins to creep.
Tonight, with pride Egypt rests,
After almost three years of unrest.
Tomorrow, the birds rise from their nests
Tomorrow, begins the test
To see how fare we
With what we call ‘victory’.
The sun will shine
On a land Egyptians call “Mine”.

Of hope and freedom, they sing.
Egypt’s streets, with joy, shake and ring.




Written 4th of July 2013, at 2:20 am.