Let’s talk – Let’s discuss,
A subject that has subjected us to subjugation,
A colossal joke played on the Lebanese population,
The presidency has been void for the past two years,
But our politicians are still – sitting in for the grand “negotiations”,
We’ve let ourselves drown in the fables,
of our increasingly inconvenient congregation,
No – that’s a lie
The truth is, the Lebanese admit to have become desensitized –
Helpless in the face of the few who now hold the family names
Of the ones who held power in office back in 1938 –
“Either there is a National Charter, or there is no Lebanon!”
That’s a chant all FPM supporters waved orange flags to and reported,
That the country needs to abide by that unwritten agreement that denoted,
That it’s all about equality in parliament and office,
As a matter of truth, the history of independent Lebanon since “The charter”
Bears witness to the fact that the principles of this Pact are far less contentious,
Than the rigid proportionality it suggests – let us realize,
This national pact stands from 1943!
It was unwritten then, is unwritten still –
and stands ridiculously – VALID?
No room for misunderstandings,
We – the population – do indulge in politics, an abstemious diet –
It’s not like we’re demanding,
No, we’re not angry,
Though 70% of the population sits hungry,
Awaiting the decisions of the politicians, who can’t seem to fit enough cash in their pockets.
Right next door, Syria and its’ people are falling,
As a consequence of the US and Russia’s ignorant brawling,
Our other next door neighbor is Israel –
Oups excuse my ignorance
It’s actually occupied Palestine.
Over there, the slaughter of children is not regarded as a crime,
It’s their religious right, a virtue.
So as you see, there’s nowhere to go from here,
We’re trapped between war, war and water.
Does anyone care about voting nowadays?
Shit that’s some first world problems,
What kind of a question is that to ask a people who don’t have rights and are most jobless.
Here, the people are drowning in trash – in disease – in malady,
We have no access to electricity,
NO CLEAN WATER –
Who cares about voting when –
The educated 10% are being forced to migrate in search of opportunity and right-
Leaving this country in the hands of the ones who would rather teach their children how to fire a gun rather than how to read and write.
But who cares –
It’s the middle east and we’re all just pawns in the greater plan of the west
Puppeteered by the blinding folds of “religion”
For the heart is only as great as the solider who butchers it,
Clutches it in the palm of disorder – in the name of god,
How numb we have become –
The only strength we find stem from angry scribbles we bleed onto tired pages –
That get most journalists who fight for the freedom of press, and for order –
Dead – bombed and slaughtered.
Reform my fellow citizens is a far away dream with no color,
I’m sorry Beirut, you have given me so much,
But all I can give back is my middle finger on the plane that is taking off to far, far, away.
Fighting for this place has proved to be a lost cause,
So I’m leaving.