Wednesday, February 14, 2007

60th post: deception

Devastated and deceived... those are the only words that come to mind when I relive the bus bombings that occured yesterday. Ain Alak is only 5 minutes away by car from my home. This pleasant and peaceful road, usually witness to the uneventful daily struggle of its citizens is now in the spotlight. It has been stained by blood that all the rain cannot wash away... even the sound of birds has been silenced by the blasts... When the innocent fall, and will rise no more... then, we know that we have reached the point of no return. When innocents are targetted, the same people everyone is pledging to save... you know that we are not in the spring of independance but in the hollow of defeat...self-defeat...

As I write these words, the television is blasting away with the speeches of those bland politicians, all fiered up at the prospect of rallying more supporters, as they mourn each other today and insult one another tomorrow; filling our minds with empty talk and revolutionary songs and promises of better days...

I am sad. The bomb blasts of yesterday echo in my heart, saying it could happen anywhere, anytime, to anyone! The prevailing cycle of death and destruction leaves little room for hope, especially when the violence has evolved and mutated into a deadlier strain, one whose operations now target innocent civilians on their morning ride to work and school.

In many parts of the world, today is an occasion to celebrate the greatest of all emotions, love, but in Lebanon we are mourning death. 60 posts and I am still mourning... Black shrouds my thoughts and emotions and even the brightest red can not lighten the mood...

3 Comments:

At Thursday, February 15, 2007 , Blogger Margaret said...

I am so sorry. I agree with you, I am also fed up with the political leaders that are just letting their egos get in the way of coming to a soluition. I am so sad that innocent people are dead and instead the country mourns political leaders. What about those that died or were seriously injured on Tuesday? What about all those who died in the civil war? Do politicians really want this to happen again?

 
At Wednesday, February 21, 2007 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

have just discovered your blog- what a fanatsticway to tell your story. My prayers are with you. Antoinette from Sydney,Australia

 
At Wednesday, February 21, 2007 , Blogger shoofly said...

:(

 

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